It is a sad day for the KISS MEs today.
Two of their original members, Eli Kim and Lee Kiseop have parted ways with their agency, nhemg.
Nhemg released a statement this May 16 stating the following, “U-KISS’ Members Eli and Kiseop’s contracts with us has already expired as well as their Japanese agency, Avex has also expired. The two decided to not renew their contract anymore.”
They also added, “Other U-KISS members with active contracts were Soohyun and Hoon who are both enlisted and is currently fulfilling their military services. Meanwhile, the youngest Jun, will continue as an actor through solo activities in musicals and dramas.
Lastly, the agency thanked the fans for their continuous love support to the group for a long time. They also wished the best for Eli and Kiseop for their future endeavors.
Annyeong Oppa wishes the best for both Eli and Kiseop! We also hope that the remaining members will continue to work hard and be in touch with their fans across the world.