Yesterday, the K-pop world was dealt with a shocking news: YG Entertainment announced that Minzy would be leaving 2NE1. She wasn’t the first to leave a group when they were at the height of their popularity. The K-pop world has seen many such cases, some involving lawsuits, and others done “unofficially”. Here are stars who bade premature goodbyes to their bandmates.

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