Hours after reportedly severing their relationship with K-pop stars HyunA and E’Dawn of Pentagon, South Korean company Cube Entertainment’s CEO issued a new statement declaring that the situation is still being considered and is not final.
“We’re discussing the issue, but it’s not confirmed,” read a statement issued on Thursday (Sept. 13) from Cube Entertainment CEO Shin Dae-nam reported Yonhap. “The opinions of the artists are also important, so it needs be handled carefully. We’ll have a board meeting next week to discuss this issue.”
Earlier in the day, Cube had stated it was removing the two from its roster because “trust is broken” between the label and the pair, without specifying what the alleged breach was. In August, the couple went public with their relationship despite the company’s previous denial of their 2-year-long romance.
Following the initial news on Thursday, social media erupted in support of HyunA, one of the industry’s most prominent female stars, and the Pentagon member, a burgeoning singer-songwriter. Both their names and Cube trended worldwide for several hours. HyunA is largely credited with Cube’s success over the past decade; she was part of the act’s first girl group 4Minute, formed in 2009 and disbanded in 2016, and is a popular soloist in her own right.
The pair confirmed their relationship last month while promoting their new Triple H album Retro Future; the unit, which features the pair and Pentagon’s Hui, saw their debut EP 199X go to No. 10 on the World Albums chart last year. The Triple H promotions were cut short, and E’Dawn went on hiatus from Pentagon; the boy band returned earlier this week with the single “Naughty Boy,” which he co-write.