5:40 am - 06/17/2011
Korean Girl Group After School boot out one member to add a Japanese member
After School’s Bekah(4th from the left) has announced that she will be departing from the group.
As fans already know, After School debuted with an ‘admissions and graduation’ concept. Although they’ve had several new additions over the course of their career, the group will finally be graduating a member next month, and its turned out to be rapper Bekah.
Pledis Entertainment representatives said, “Bekah made the request herself, so after much discussion with the members, her family, and our company, she has decided to graduate from After School and return to Hawaii to pursue her original dream of becoming a designer.”
They continued, “She will be taking graduation photos with the other members, and we will be releasing her graduation work soon. Until then, she will be spending time with her fans.”
Writing through Pledis, Bekah expressed, “I am preparing my graduation project while thinking of all of the happy times and experiences I’ve made. In the future, when my designing skills improve, I hope to design an album for After School as a gift.” Bekah’s graduation project is said to be a self-written solo track.
On one hand, Avex Japan who is managing After School for their Japanese advancement are holding auditions for a Japanese member to join them for their Japan promotions.
Bekah was my fave member,sad face, but I don't know what AVEX is thinking adding a Japanese member to a Hallyu group don't they lose their appeal.