It’s the end of an era. After 12 years together, YG Entertainment and Se7en have decided to part ways.
A spokesman for the singer confirmed Wednesday, February 25, that YG will not renew their contract with the 30-year-old R&B artist, who they have managed since his debut in 2003.
The rep announced via statement, “We have decide not to renew our contract with Se7en, however we support his future endeavors.”
The idol star’s last renewal occurred in April 2011 and ended in April 2013 shortly after he had commenced his mandatory military service and before he was embroiled in a scandal for visiting a massage parlor while technically still on duty.
Se7en commenced in his mandatory military service as a military PR agent, but the PR unit was closed down after 16 years of operation in July 2013 after his scandal caused controversy over celebrity soldiers receiving unjustified preferential treatment.
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The “Better Together” star was sentenced to 10 days in military prison for his offenses, delaying his ultimate discharge date to December 28, 2014.
YG Entertainment were present at Se7en’s discharge ceremony and greeted him with a show of support. While the contractual relationship between YG and Se7en has come to an end, a source adds that the two parties mutually decided to part ways on “good terms.”