Despite recently apologizing to fans throughout the whole ordeal, it seems that NH Media has a lot more of explaining to do. On the 25th of February, Kim Kibum had an exclusive interview with ‘Entertainers’ as he shared the true reason of his contract termination. Already explaining to fans through his Twitter account when news broke out, Kim Kibum revealed that the reason for his termination was because the company thought he was lacking musically-wise.
More of his official statement under the cut:
On the cable channel KBS Joy [Entertainment Magazine Entertainers], Kim Kibum revealed that :
“The agency requested that I cancel my full time contract because they felt I was lacking in musical terms. Though it was a pity, I agreed to it and thus got out and left since then.”
“There were talks that I left the group because of business reasons, but it’s not like that.”
And when asked what his brother, SS501 member Kim Hyungjun felt about the whole issue – Kibum explained that : “He was very extremely angry but still he gave me alot of strength and told me to buck up and be strong”. Praised by his consistent calmness during the interview, Kim Kibum eventually closed his statements saying – “I‘ll become the Kim Kibum who will work harder in future”.