The announcement came as a surprise to many, as 2NE1 had only hardly shown traces of disbandment.
Minzy addressed her departure from 2NE1 head-on, uploading the following message in English to her personal Instagram account:
Hello, this is Minzy.
It is with a sincere heart that I write to you all.
First, I would like to apologize to all those who expressed shock at the news of my departure.
It is after careful consideration and much deliberation that I have decided to pursue a new journey as an artist named Minzy Kong.
Ever since debuting with 2NE1 at the young age of 16, I have been grateful for the wonderful memories I shared with incredible fans worldwide. These experiences were undeniably precious and I take none of them for granted. Thank you all for helping me grow as an artist.
I promise to work even harder to return before you all with an improved and more honest version of myself.
Through a renewed vision and hard work, I hope to reciprocate the love, dedication, and support that you have shown me.
Thank you to all the fans, family, and friends who have shown me their love and concern.
I promise to return soon.
Based on the post, it seems that Minzy is far from gone and that we can expect some exciting solo work from her in the near future. MoonROK will continue to keep you updated on Minzy’s career and that of your favorite Kpop idols and artists, so be sure to stick around.
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