Leaving the past behind. Boy band B.A.P have renewed their contracts with agency TS Entertainment despite prior conflicts.
The company announced the renewal of the band’s reprobation via an official statement on B.A.P's official Facebook page today, August 3, stating, "Since the problem occurred on November 11 2014, we have prioritized solving the issue and made our best effort to recover the trust with B.A.P."
"Through a series of numerous communication trials and heartfelt efforts, we finally recovered the trust of each other and B.A.P returned to TS Entertainment on August 1 2015."
The six-member "Warrior" group and TS Entertainment became involved in a "slave contract" scandal last year when the boys collectively filed a lawsuit against the agency to nullify their agreements, citing unfair conditions and profit distribution.
The return of the boys under the same management, however, signals that the two parties have reached a peaceful resolution and perhaps that fans can breathe a sigh of relief and look forward to more B.A.P action to come.
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Time will tell if the renewal was a good idea but for now, the future is looking brighter for the B.A.P boys. Check out the full announcement below:
Hello, this is TS Entertainment.
Firstly, we would like to apologize again for causing concern to everyone due to the unexpected occurrences within the past few months.
Since the problem occurred on November 11th 2014, we have prioritized solving the issue and made our best effort to recover the trust with B.A.P. Through our series of numerous communication trials and heartfelt efforts, we finally recovered the trust of each other and B.A.P returned to TS Entertainment on August 1st 2015.
No matter what the reason is, we fully recognize that this long process has been a painful one for the B.A.P members, their parents, and the fans who have always been the main source of unwavering support to the group, and promise that we will make our earnest effort to create B.A.P's bright future.
We highly thank the fans, who have patiently waited for B.A.P's return, and those who have supported us with your unwavering trust.
TS Entertainment will continue to create a better environment for all of our artists and focus on bringing better music to you all.