In an exclusive report, SPOTV claimed GOT7‘s Yugyeom may be leaving JYP Entertainment to sign with AOMG once his exclusive contract expires later this month.
JYP Entertainment has responded to the report in an official statement.
We are still discussing contract renewals with the members and will release an official statement once we have organized our position.
— JYP Entertainment
Although nothing has been decided yet, fans are expressing mixed feelings about Yugyeom leaving JYP Entertainment. Some worry that switching labels could mean leaving GOT7, but others have compared the change to when Taecyeon left JYP Entertainment to join 51K. He still remained a member of 2PM.
Yugyeom.. In the end got7 will be like 2pm too.. But I hope the boys can find the better company for themselves since I also don't want them to be under jype anymore if they are still handled by division 2…
— 김승민해 (@skzseungmin22) January 6, 2021
I hope Birds know that Yugyeom leaving JYPE (if this is confirmed later on) doesn't mean he's leaving the group. Look at 2PM, Taec left the agency but he's still living and thriving as a 2PM member, changing agencies doesn't necessarily mean leaving the group hehe
— dalia •~• (@Amaansil) January 6, 2021
Speaking of 2PM, AOMG was founded by singer-rapper Jay Park, the group’s former leader who went on to become a successful soloist.
In September 2009, Jay Park received major backlash from the Korean public for old MySpace comments he wrote about the country back in 2005. The comments, written in English, were translated and publicized by the Korean media.
Initially, protesters demanded Jay Park’s removal from 2PM, but JYP Entertainment stated that he would be continuing on with the group. Shortly after this, Jay Park apologized to his members and announced his departure on the official fancafe.
Public opinion began to change in Jay Park’s favor once it was revealed that the media had poorly translated his comments and taken them out of context. His former members also expressed their wish for his return through their first album, titled 1:59PM, homage performances, and award show acceptance speeches, but it wasn’t to be.
In early 2010, JYP Entertainment announced that Jay Park’s contract had been terminated, not for the MySpace controversy, but for an undisclosed incident from 2009. In response, many fans boycotted 2PM merch and held protests, demanding change.
Fast forward to 2021. Jay Park is now a successful businessman with a roster of talented hip-hop and R&B artists at AOMG, including Loco, Gray, Simon Dominic, and Lee Hi. AOMG has been called an “artist’s paradise” for the creative freedom and high pay given to its artists.
From rookie idol to rival CEO, Jay Park is now a force to be reckoned with, and fans are waiting on the edge of their seats for the Jay Park vs Park Jin Young drama they imagine is happening behind the scenes.
Say what you want, Jay Park literally has the BEST redemption story. He straight signed a dude from the company that KICKED HIM OUT YEARS AGOOOOO BOY I KNOW JYP BOOTY ITCH RN pic.twitter.com/v8quQr3eJ7
— ✨bel is studying (ia)✨ (@belciee) January 6, 2021
its funny that yugyeom chose AOMG because you know the bad blood between jay park and jyp gdhshs YUGYEOM SAYS SUCK IT
— ad ✨ (@yienyibo) January 6, 2021
When I tell y'all Jay Park bout to be CEO of the MOTHERFUCKING year! My man bout to surpass JYP's net worth. Think of the fanbase that's bout to come his way. HUGE.
— Saymone💙💛 (@stanukiss2K20) January 6, 2021
Can #AOMG just take all of the sevens pls???? It would be the best revenge considering how dirty jyp did jay park
— luna 🌙~ Happy Jaebeom day! (@defxpech) January 6, 2021
icb jyp blacklisted jay park from getting on music shows and then yugyeom goes and joins aomg which jay park is the ceo of LMAO THIS IS SO FUNNY I HOPE THAT MAN BURNSS
— hwiyoung brainrot⁹🛸 (@sikflrt) January 6, 2021
Will Yugyeom continue with GOT7 under AOMG? For now, we’ll have to wait and see.