B.I of K-pop group iKON left the act on Wednesday (June 12) shortly after reports in local media alleged he had looked into purchasing drugs several years ago. The star, well-known as a rising producer in the Korean music scene, posted to Instagram shortly after the news broke to apologize for his past actions and announce his departure from the act.
“I will humbly reflect and leave the team,” he wrote. Label YG Entertainment later confirmed B.I’s departure from the group. In its statement, as reported by Soompi, the company stated that its exclusive contract with the rapper-songwriter had been terminated.
In the Instagram post, B.I (born Kim Han-bin) apologized for causing trouble with his past actions, and seemingly admitted to a 2016 alleged attempt to purchase marijuana and LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), but denied using the drugs.