Former 2NE1 member Gong Minzy took to Instagram on Thursday (Jan. 19) to express her disappointment regarding the group’s final farewell song. Although she’s featured in the official promotional picture for 2NE1’s “Goodbye,” Minzy was unaware that the group’s other members were releasing a new recording.
“It's a shame that I had to find out 2NE1 will be releasing their final album through a news article,” wrote Minzy. “This is very unfortunate as I was previously a member of the group 2NE1.” (The English translation of the post erroneously referred to “Goodbye” as an album rather than a single.)
The youngest member of the hugely successful 2NE1, Minzy departed the group last April at the end of her contract with YG Entertainment. The group appeared set to continue on as a trio and were poised to release a new album, until YG Entertainment announced their sudden disbandment in November. The three other members -- Dara, Park Bom, and CL -- announced earlier this month that they would release one final farewell single to “express how sorry they are” to fans.