Ailee Joins A New Agency
On September 10th, 2019, months after Ailee’s YMC Entertainment leave, it was revealed that Ailee had found a new home for her music. She shared a post on her Instagram, introducing her new agency called Rocket3 Entertainment.
In said Instagram post, Ailee wrote in both Korean and English, “I wish to start fresh with an open mind and soul with my new home ‘Rocket3ENT’! Like the meaning of Rocket3, I will try my best and work my hardest to expand and rise like a rocket globally and to make you all proud through our arts, artists, and you the people who are willing to take this next step in the exciting new chapter of my life!”
Ailee also shared her excitement by saying that the agency’s official website had crashed due to excessive traffic, therefore she encouraged her fans to follow her new agency’s social media platforms.
She wrote on her caption, “I wish to start fresh with an open mind and soul with my new home ‘Rocket3ENT’! Like the meaning of Rocket3, I will try my best and work my hardest to expand and rise like a rocket globally and to make you all proud through our arts, artists, and you the people who are willing to take this next step in the exciting new Chapter of my life!! Please keep interest in Rocket3’s many different platforms in the future as well! (Even though the official website already crashed due to exceeding traffic!! 😱)” along with the various links of Rocket3 Entertainment’s social media.
After signing up with a new agency, Ailee was back on work with scheduled music comeback as well as some new tour dates.
On November 25th, 2019, Ailee appeared as a guest in an episode of KBS CoolFM‘s Lee Geum Hee’s Good Day To Love. She stated on the show that she would be releasing her new seasonal song “Sweater” on December 12th, 2019. According to Ailee, the song was perfect for the holiday season for it embodied the warmth feeling of winter season.
Ailee’s future plans as an artist came as one of the topics on the radio show. Ailee shared exciting news as she revealed that she was preparing for her U.S. debut with the help of her new agency, Rocket3 Entertainment. She quickly assured that she also has something in store for her loyal Korean fanbase, revealing that she would be go on tour at the end of the year.
Ailee commented on the radio show, “I am preparing for my U.S. debut and my global manager has come from Rocket3 Entertainment to take care of me. I’ve prepared a long time for this, but I will hold concerts for my Korean fans as well. I will start on December 7th.”
Ailee’s tour, I AM: RE-BORN, was held in Incheon on December 7th, and continue to 7 cities: Gwangju on December 14th, Suwon on December 24th, Daegu on December 25th, Seongnam on December 28th, Daejeon on December 31st, and Busan on January 5th.
Recently, Ailee was going global by attending one of the prestigious music show awards in the world, the 62nd Grammy Awards. She also took that opportunity to snap a photo with American singer Chris Brown at the show. But, shortly after posting a photo, netizens were flooding her social media with criticism.
Quoting from Allkpop, Ailee was making some of her followers and other internet users upset with her photo selfie. The reason for this rage was because Chris Brown used to have a past history of violence against women, particularly referred to as his old assault case with his ex Rihanna.
after the criticism and realizing the reason for netizen’s rage, Ailee apologized and edited the caption, realizing her ignorant of Chris Brown’s violent history and clarifying that she only liked him for his music. She also claimed her stance on this issue as she stated that she did not support any kind of abuse toward women.
After the whole ordeal, Chris Brown then responded by leaving a comment “CORNBALL” on her post.
The American media outlet, The Shade Room even featured this drama between Ailee and Chris Brown.
So, that is all you need to know regarding Ailee’s dispute with her agency. What do you think about the drama? Kindly share your thoughts in the comment box below!