BIGBANG’s star rapper T.O.P has shared a heartfelt letter to his followers by way of an Instagram put up on 5 April. The letter got here on the day the acclaimed Korean group launched their new tune “Nonetheless Life” — their first since 2018.
T.O.P, who parted methods from the band’s administration company YG Leisure earlier in 2022, thanked his followers and the employees of the corporate.
T.O.P expresses gratitude
Hints at new ‘turning level’
In his letter, written in English, T.O.P expressed his gratitude to the group at YG Leisure for all the 16 years he spent with the corporate.
“I wouldn’t be right here with out all of YG employees’s assist. Thanks all for final 16 years. It means lots to me,” wrote T.O.P, whose actual title is Choi Seung-hyun.
“I’m considering. I is perhaps going by way of one other essential turning level of my life in the intervening time. I sit up for the day once I’ll have the ability to come again as a person of inspiration within the close to future,” learn the letter.
T.O.P concluded the letter with because of his followers and signed off utilizing each his actual and stage names.
The tune and T.O.P’s departure
The tune, “Nonetheless Life”, streamed reside at midnight (Korea time) on BIGBANG’s YouTube channel. T.O.P has been credited for lyrics and composition of the tune alongside band-mate G-Dragon.
Earlier on 7 February, YG Leisure launched a press release confirming that T.O.P’s unique contract with the company had come to an finish whereas underlining that he’ll proceed to be related to the Ok-pop boy band’s actions.
“T.O.P’s unique contract with YG has ended, and he might be taking over all kinds of latest challenges as each an artist and an entrepreneur,” the assertion learn.
In March, T.O.P spoke about his debut solo album in an unique interview with Status Hong Kong.
BIGBANG initially comprised 4 members — T.O.P, G-Dragon, Taeyang and Daesung. They stopped making music after 2018 as a result of every of them needed to serve necessary army service as per South Korean legislation.
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