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Staying or Going? Lee Joon and Thunder "Still in Discussions" About Leaving MBLAQ

October 14, 2014 at 10:00 am EDT

 Thunder and Lee Joon both have contracts expiring later this year and are still deciding whether to stay or go Credit: Picture courtesy of High Cut (http://www.highcut.co.kr)

Thunder and Lee Joon both have contracts expiring later this year and are still deciding whether to stay or go
Credit: Picture courtesy of High Cut (http://www.highcut.co.kr)

After shock rumors that Lee Joon and Thunder are planning to leave MBLAQ raced through Korean media yesterday, the band's agency says a final decision is "still under discussion".

Local news outlets reported that 26-year-old Lee Joon would conclude his contract with J.Tune Camp to focus on his acting career while another report stated that 24-year-old Thunder — real name Park Sang Hyun — would also be leaving the hit boy band. However, J.Tune Camp reps have subsequently released their position on the matter, explaining, "We are still in discussions with Lee Joon and Thunder about their future with the group."

In the official statement the agency also stated, "During the MBLAQ concert in November, Lee Joon will continue official schedules as an MBLAQ member," indicating business as usual until least until the end of November.

Adds the rep, "Lee Joon, as well as Thunder, are in discussions regarding leaving the group. Talks are still in progress."

Meanwhile, amidst the swirling speculations, band member G.O last night posted cryptic messages on Twitter saying, "Consideration shall ultimately carry with it greed" and "Those in the know already know. Believe what you see for now, for you will know after time passes".

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What does he mean? MBLAQ's ironically titled Curtain Call concert is scheduled for November 29 and 30 in Seoul, possibly the last time they will be performing together as fivesome.

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