YG said it was not leaving Big Bang but it killed the top cannabis late confirmation
Singer Top (real name Choi Seung-hyun) belatedly confirmed his departure from the group Big Bang.
Top announced on its official SNS on May 31 that it had withdrawn from Big Bang. When a fan asked, “Did you leave Big Bang?” he replied, “I already left.” “I’ve already said I’m leaving the Big Bang,” he said. I’m about to have a new chapter in my life,” he added.
In addition, he drew an X on “Big Bang” among the titles of articles specified as “Big Bang” and posted an article capture titled “Top, Announcement of Solo Comeback After Leaving Big Bang.”
For fans who have been waiting for Big Bang’s group comeback, it is a declaration like a belated “confirmation kill.” After releasing Big Bang’s new digital single “Spring Summer Autumn Winter (Still Life)” in April last year with G-Dragon, Taeyang, and Daesung, Top has been focusing only on working on a new solo album, personal business, and space travel
He also changed his course of action. After the release of the “Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter” music, the exclusive contract with YG Entertainment, which had been in the company for more than 10 years, ended. At the end of the contract with Top, YG respected Top’s opinion that he wanted to expand his personal activities as well as Big Bang, and discussed it well with the members. “Top will join Big Bang activities whenever conditions permit,” he said in an official statement. At the same time, he explained that Top will not withdraw from Big Bang or Big Bang will be disbanded.
At that time, Top also did not officially announce its withdrawal from Big Bang. “I don’t want to say this is my last,” Top told Hong Kong magazine Prestige Hong Kong last year. But honestly, it may be a long time before I come back to the tower. “Our music tastes and activities have been very different over the past five years, and now Big Bang music and my music are quite different,” he said, leaving open the possibility of joining Big Bang activities.
It is not the first time that Top has changed his direction related to entertainment activities. Top enlisted as a conscripted policeman in February 2017, but was tried in 2016 after he was found to have smoked cannabis at home while serving in the military. In July 2017, he was convicted (October in prison, suspended for two years) at a sentencing trial.
Since then, Top has hinted at retiring from the entertainment industry. In October 2019, when a netizen posted a comment on his official SNS saying, “Do self-reflection and don’t even return,” he said, “Yes! “God! I have no intention of doing it either,” he replied. However, he is continuing his singing career by participating in Big Bang’s group song and posting a photo of his recent work on social media on May 30th with the message “Still Making My Albums.”