[theqoo] IRENE, CONTRACT RENEWAL TAKES A TURNING POINT… WILL WE NOT BE ABLE TO SEE HER WITH RED VELVET ANYMORE?

Red Velvet’s Irene is speculated not to renew her contract with SM Entertainment.

According to recent reports, Irene is rumored not to be renewing her contract with her longtime label SM Entertainment. Reportedly, this is why Red Velvet have not been active since June 2023, which is when they wrapped up their ‘R to V’ world tour. Further, only Seulgi’s contract renewal was confirmed by the label, and it’s expected the other Red Velvet members have varying contract lengths.

SM Entertainment has not yet commented on Irene, Wendy, Joy, or Yeri’s contract terms, but the girl group did previously hint that they were preparing to release their third full album this past August during a live stream.

CR: Allkpop

1. I like Red Velvet’s songs thoughㅠㅠㅠ please promote for a long time

2. Bae Joohyun, I love you

3. She will definitely renew

4. If she wants to earn money, she needs to renew

5. She has to stick with the group

6. I think that her future, the members’ future and the company’s future are all ambiguous

7. Because of her power trip scandal, it damaged the team so much. So I don’t think that it’s a bad thing if she left the group

8. She’s obviously renewing

9. Doesn’t she have a personality scandal? The other kind members can promote juts fine without her

10. Are they writing this kind of article to test the waters?