After nine months of a legal tug-a-war between TS Entertainment and B.A.P, as of August 1st B.A.P is back under TS Entertainment.
Their agency made a press release on Facebook in three languages in Korean, English, and Japanese on August 3rd to mark the bitter sweet achieve meant stating, “Hello, this is TS Entertainment.
Firstly, we would like to apologize again for causing concern to everyone due to the unexpected occurrences within the past few months.
Since the problem occurred on November 11th 2014, we have prioritized solving the issue and made our best effort to recover the trust with B.A.P. Through our series of numerous communication trials and heartfelt efforts, we finally recovered the trust of each other and B.A.P returned to TS Entertainment on August 1st 2015.
No matter what the reason is, we fully recognize that this long process has been a painful one for the B.A.P members, their parents, and the fans who have always been the main source of unwavering support to the group, and promise that we will make our earnest effort to create B.A.P’s bright future.
We highly thank the fans, who have patiently waited for B.A.P’s return, and those who have supported us with your unwavering trust. TS Entertainment will continue to create a better environment for all of our artists and focus on bringing better music to you all.”
In November of last year, all six members of B.A.P, Yongguk, Himchan, Daehyun, Youngjae, Jongup and Zelo, filed a lawsuit against their agency, claiming their exclusive contracts with TS were unfair and demanded their immediate termination. The lawsuit basically stated that they cited unreasonably long working hours, unjust distribution of profits and exploitation of basic rights as the reason behind their legal action. Since then, B.A.P has halted its music activities. This caused TS to refute and claim.
As of now its still unclear what B.A.P’s future career holds.
Source: B.A.P’s Official Facebook
Edited by: KareBare