UPDATE August 21:
HINAPIA members have posted letters addressed to their fans on official SNS accounts.
Yaebin’s Instagram Story
“Hello, this is Yaebin.
I would like to express my feelings to everyone who may have been taken aback by this sudden news.
First, to the fans who have looked over me and supported me before HINAPIA and since my PRISTIN days, the fact that I was not able to keep my promise of repaying your support and love, and instead greeted you with news of disbandment again makes me feel very sorry and apologetic.
But until the day that I can fulfill this promise comes, I will promise myself that I will work even harder.
Also, to the fans who have cared for and loved HINAPIA, the realization that we do not have any more chances to show a better side of ourselves hurts my heart so much.
However, we will only be apart from each other temporarily. I want to let you know that our hearts will always be together.
Due to the difficult circumstances our company is facing, we decided that we could no longer continue our activities.
To all of the fans who were wondering about how I have been doing, I hope you understanding our situation.
Although we were active for a short period of time, I will remember everybody who loved HINAPIA.
There is no way for me to know what I will be doing in the future. But, I will make sure to a better and more hardworking side of myself so that the precious memories of the fans who loved and cared for us will not fade away.
The members who are walking their own paths and I, the person writing this letter, ask you for your continuous support.
Finally, I want to finish this letter by saying that I am so thankful for all the love you have given me.”
Eunwoo’s Instagram Story
“Everybody, do not feel too sad!
In my long life, it was nice to be able to experience a career as a singer and create precious relationships.
Just because this ended does not mean my life ended, so I plan on working even harder.
Experiencing various things is a guarantee in life, so I do not want to think of this too badly. So isn’t that why people say life is like a rollercoaster?!
Although this is the end of HINAPIA’s Jung Eunwoo, it is only the start for Jung Eunwoo, so I will try to work harder.
Also, there was a journalist who called this an ill-fated destiny but.. don’t think about it like that It was never ill-fated haha…
I have been so thankful and I am so thankful.
As I have received so much love to the point where I wonder if I even deserve this much love, I will remember this as a precious memory.
Minkyeung’s Instagram Post
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안녕하세요 김민경입니다. 저희는 최근 회사 내부 사정에 따라 더는 팀을 유지하기 힘들다고 판단하여 회사와의 충분한 논의 끝에 멤버 전원이 계약을 해지하게 되었습니다. 희나피아라는 팀을 만들어주시고 저희를 위해 끝까지 힘써주신 osr 식구분들에게 진심으로 감사드립니다. 그리고 무엇보다 항상 사랑해 주시고 응원해 주시는 팬분들께 좋지 못한 소식만 전해드리는 것 같아 마음이 무겁습니다. 그동안 무대에 설 수 있어서 행복했고 팬분들과 함께 할 수 있어 행복했습니다. 이 또한 끝이 아닌 저의 새로운 시작이고 앞으로는 더욱더 좋은 모습으로 찾아뵐 테니 지켜봐 주시고 저희 멤버들의 앞날도 응원해 주셨으면 좋겠습니다. 그동안 과분한 사랑을 주신 모든 분께 정말 죄송하고 감사합니다.
“Hello, this is Kim Minkyeung.
After much discussion with the company, we decided that it would be difficult to keep the group together due to internal issues with the company recently.
I would like to sincerely thank the OSR family for creating HINAPIA staying with us until the end.
Above all, my heart is heavy because I feel like I am only delivering bad news to the fans who have always loved and supported us.
I was happy to be able to stand on the stage and I was happy to do this with our fans.
This is not the end and is rather a new start, so please look out for me as I will come back to meet you with a better side of myself. I would also like for you to cheer on my members’ futures.
I want to sincerely apologize and thank everybody who has always given me so much love.”
OSR Entertainment announced today that group HINAPIA has disbanded.
Below is the complete statement:
Hello, this is OSR Entertainment.
We would like to apologize for delivering bad news to the fans who have loved Hinapia and waited for good news.
HINAPIA has disbanded, and all members have terminated their exclusive contracts.
After lengthy discussions between the company and Hinapia, we both decided to disband the group and terminate the members’ contracts.
We ask you to support the HINAPIA members as they plan to embark on a new path with various activities in different fields.
We would like to apologize once again to everyone who has loved and cared for HINAPIA.
This news comes less than a year since HINAPIA’s debut. The group (Minkyeung, Gyeongwon, Eunwoo, Yaebin, and Bada) debuted last November. Notably, members Minkyeung, Gyeongwon, Eunwoo, and Yaebin are former members of a now-disbanded group called PRISTIN. The official statement from OSR Entertainment did not contain any specific reasons for HINAPIA’s disbandment.
Watch the music video for HINAPIA’s debut single “DRIP” below: