Could former NMIXX member Jinni be returning to the highlight beneath one other company? According to followers, new indicators level to her doubtlessly becoming a member of THE BLACK LABEL.
Jinni’s shock exit from NMIXX final yr despatched shockwaves by way of social media. Just days after she appeared together with her fellow members on the 2022 MAMA Awards, JYP Entertainment launched an announcement informing followers that Jinni had “decided to terminate her contract and leave the team for personal reasons.”
With no actual rationalization for why NMIXX was changing into a six-member group, theories quickly started to run rampant. The state of affairs turned a scorching subject among netizens, however ideas have been divided. Some believed Jinni’s emotions at her last fansign weeks prior have been an indication that she knew what was coming, whereas others questioned if delays in the release of NMIXX’s Christmas video indicated that JYP Entertainment didn’t know Jinni could be leaving.
Above all else, nonetheless, the primary sentiment amongst followers was a hope that Jinni would return to the stage quickly, in no matter type which will take. After all, she skilled for a staggering six years earlier than making her debut — exhausting work followers didn’t assume she’d throw away simply months after her debut.
That’s why followers have been overjoyed to see Jinni open her own Instagram account this week. In simply in the future, she’s already accrued over 1 million followers on the platform. And, judging by her bio, she nonetheless appears to be going by Jinni (her NMIXX stage title) fairly than her actual title, Yun Jin.
Jinni’s new Instagram account appears to be a positive signal that she gained’t be disappearing from the general public eye, however the place will she go subsequent in her profession? Judging by new indicators, many followers have an sudden idea: YG Entertainment‘s associate company THE BLACK LABEL.
At first, the “evidence” appeared to be circumstantial. Fans noticed that in THE BLACK LABEL’s current “GIRL GROUP AUDITION” casting name on YouTube, producer Teddy states that they “just need one more member” for his or her new woman group. The eligibility standards acknowledged that the applicant should be born in 2004 or later — the identical yr Jinni was born.
Fans additionally introduced up a clip from Jinni’s final look on the MAMA Awards, by which she may be seen hugging Somi. Somi is presently a soloist beneath THE BLACK LABEL, however shortly earlier than she joined the company, she was a JYP Entertainment trainee and rumored member of ITZY.
Now, there’s a brand new clue that’s making many wonder if the rumors could also be true in any case. Less than a day after Jinni created her Instagram account, she was adopted by Peter Chun: International Management, Marketing, and Promotion Director at THE BLACK LABEL. Jinni seems to be the one idol Peter Chun is following aside from the members of BLACKPINK.
This got here shortly after Park Seohyun (an impartial stylist finest recognized for working with Red Velvet’s Joy) shared Jinni’s images to her Stories. Some are additionally speculating that the black coronary heart emoji Jinni utilized in her Instagram bio and first Instagram submit might be a reference to THE BLACK LABEL.
While Jinni leaving her group so quickly after debut and becoming a member of one other label could sound like an unlikely state of affairs, it wouldn’t be the primary time one thing comparable has occurred. In truth, widespread soloist HyunA left JYP Entertainment simply 5 months after she debuted with Wonder Girls.
According to statements, her mother and father pulled her from the group resulting from well being considerations. She joined CUBE Entertainment the next yr, and later debuted in 4MINUTE. Several different JYP Entertainment artists, together with Jay Park, left their groups shortly after debuting too.
Of course, these new clues nonetheless aren’t stable proof, and there’s nonetheless no actual proof that Jinni has joined THE BLACK LABEL. Either means, throughout social media, followers are sharing their ideas.
Many are questioning whether or not it’s attainable that THE BLACK LABEL purchased out Jinni’s current contract, or whether or not could have she left JYP Entertainment for different causes earlier than being scouted by the YG Entertainment label. Some assume Jinni might develop into a soloist beneath the corporate, whereas others assume she might debut of their upcoming woman group.
Situation apart, many are excited by the opportunity of Jinni becoming a member of the BLACKLABEL, with a number of followers claiming that it fits her “vibes” much better than her former label.
Others are involved for Jinni’s attainable remedy and promotions beneath the company, quoting Somi’s lack of music releases over the previous few years.
For now, solely time will inform, and followers are remaining eagle-eyed for clues that Jinni will re-debut quickly.