Kep1er will reportedly disband in July after contract extension falls through

K-pop girl group Kep1er will reportedly disband in July after discussions about a potential contract extension fall through.

Today (April 25), South Korean news outlet Star News reported that Kep1er will disband in July as originally scheduled, with the members returning back to their respective agencies thereafter. The K-pop act were in discussions for a contract extension earlier this month, according to Dispatch.

The temporary girl group – comprising Yujin, Xiaoting, Mashiro, Chaehyun, Dayeon, Hikaru, Huening Bahiyyih, Youngeun and Yeseo – were formed through the 2021 reality show Girls Planet 999 and had a contract for two years and six months.

Per Star News, the girl group will release new music and hold a concert to bid their fans farewell before their official disbandment. Neither the members of Kep1er nor their agency have confirmed the report.


In other K-pop news, South Korean entertainment giant HYBE has said that it will file a complaint against executives of ADOR, including CEO Min Hee-jin, over a breach of trust and other allegations. The move comes amid a growing dispute between HYBE and the management of ADOR over control of the K-pop agency.

Meanwhile, boyband AB6IX have announced the dates for their upcoming 2024 ‘Find You’ fan concert tour, featuring concerts in South Korea and North America this May and July, respectively.

Elsewhere, former BBGirls member Youjoung has addressed her “sudden” departure from the K-pop girl group in a new Instagram post, saying that her decision was something she “contemplated hundreds and thousands of times”.