Rumors of f(x) Member Victoria Leaving SM Entertainment Trending on Weibo
luvsmiling, May 30, 2015, 10:10 a.m.
Rumors of f(x) member Victoria requesting to terminate her contract with SM Entertainment has been trending on the Chinese social media site Weibo. An entertainment news insider posted on Weibo, “[I] got a reliable piece of information: Victoria has unilaterally brought up contract termination with SM, and will come back to China to set up a personal studio. The reason for the contract termination is Victoria wants to have a personal studio in China, but SM denied the request citing Victoria’s inexperience.”
Chinese media outlet Sina reached out to SM Entertainment’s staff in China for comments. The staff at SM Entertainment expressed that SM’s headquarters is currently confirming it with Victoria.
SM Entertainment has released a statement regarding this issue, As reported by Chinese media outlet Sohu, the agency stated, “First, the rumors surrounding Victoria’s contract termination are groundless. Victoria has never requested a contract termination from the company.”
The original rumors stated that Victoria requested for contract termination because SM Entertainment denied her wish of owning a personal studio in China. To this, the agency said, “As a strategy that helps SM become more localized in China, we have decided to utilize it flexibly. Taking after EXO’s Lay, we will help Victoria set up a personal studio for her activities in China.”
The agency continued, “The studio will be part of SM, and there will still be a full contract between SM and Victoria. SM will continue to fully support and facilitate Victoria’s activities in China.”
Song Qian, known as Victoria Song or mononymously as Victoria, is a Chinese singer, dancer and actress. She is best known for being the leader and main dancer of the K-pop girl group, f(x).