In an announcement on 14 August, CUBE ENTERTAINMENT revealed that (G)I-DLE member Soojin would be leaving the group.
As per translations by Soompi, the agency confirmed that (G)I-DLE will continue their activities as a quintet. "We will continue to do our best and provide unstinting support so that (G)I-DLE can show their growth in music and performance."
This is Cube Entertainment.
First, the agency apologizes for having caused concern through the controversy associated with our artist Soojin.
Today, we are announcing the decision that Soojin will be leaving the group.
(G)I-DLE will henceforth promote as five members. We will continue to do our best and provide unstinting support so that (G)I-DLE can show their growth in music and performance.
(G)I-DLE has been promoting as a 5-member group since March this year after Soojin announced an indefinite hiatus following allegations of school bullying. Both Soojin and CUBE ENTERTAINMENT have denied the allegations.
Soojin debuted with (G)I-DLE in 2018 with I Am and has participated in all of their releases until their 2021 mini-album, I Burn.