Jackson Wang (王嘉爾), Hong Kong member of the K-pop boy group GOT7, got the greenlight from his agency JYP Entertainment to establish his own personal studio in Mainland China. The 23-year-old just released his solo debut single “Papillon” to much fanfare, and though the single is topping charts in China, the solo debut did lead to some netizen speculation about him leaving the group.
It isn’t a surprise to see netizens wondering about the possibility of Jackson leaving his group. Members of K-pop bands have prematurely split from their group before, such as JYJ from TVXQ, Han Geng (韓庚) from Super Junior, and Kris Wu (吳亦凡) from EXO.
Netizens bombarded Jackson with questions about leaving, asking him when he plans on exiting the JYP boy group. It drove Jackson to finally drop a comment about it on Instagram a few days ago.
He wrote, “Stop asking about me leaving GOT7 my lovely people. It’s not even a question. Homies ride forever. It’s not about a contract, it’s about a relationship, a friendship, [and] on top of [it] all, a true family.”
Under the mentorship of Park Jin-young, also known as JYP, GOT7 debuted in January 2014 with the single “Girls, Girls, Girls.” The group has seven members, including Korean members JB, Jinyoung, Youngjae, Yugyeom; Hong Kong member Jackson; American Taiwanese member Mark; and Thai member BamBam.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.