4:50 pm - 05/23/2019

Ravi leaves Jellyfish, still remains in VIXX

source: theseoulstory via naver
samfrack 24th-May-2019 12:23 am (UTC)
Want to believe he'll really continue with Vixx but that different labels thing never works.

Kind of felt it was coming but still feel blindsided and upset. Was he handling his solos himself already? Jellyfish kind of fell off promoting them well but he was getting a good push for his solos so I don't understand this.
yoonjeonghan 24th-May-2019 12:40 am (UTC)
if he’s setting up his own label it’ll probably be easier to negotiate with jellyfish for vixx promotions, than it would be if he joined another label
lightframes 24th-May-2019 02:38 am (UTC)
Yeah... like people were saying in the EXID posts, I would love it but I'll wait and see.
miyozari 24th-May-2019 12:13 pm (UTC)
Only BEG and Shinhwa have made it work, but they're exceptions.
nana_the_dwarf 24th-May-2019 12:43 am (UTC)
AFAIK, only BEG has managed to do the different agencies same group thing, but only with once in a blue moon results.

Hope Soshi is able to pull it off though.
belintuchiha 24th-May-2019 01:42 am (UTC)

That’s cause they’re really busy doing individual activities so it’s not that easy to just gather together and make an album. People who don’t follow them might think they do nothing but they’ve always been doing A LOT. Besides Gain who only recently came out of her hiatus due to her mental health.

vintage_boom 24th-May-2019 01:16 am (UTC)
a dumb idea imo but it's ravi and that's very on brand for him
lil_poisonfrog 24th-May-2019 04:42 am (UTC)
Lmao true but why do I feel like he'll be successful at it???
vintage_boom 24th-May-2019 02:47 pm (UTC)
cuz men like him tend to fail upward.
wafflesnmilk 24th-May-2019 01:20 am (UTC)
On/right after their 7th anni? Broooo. I wish him luck I guess, maybe he could he produce for others but I don’t see his solos ever taking off lol
dull_and_wicked 24th-May-2019 01:27 am (UTC)
on one hand, this seems like such a surprise since jelpi's been pushing him more than the other members of the group with the solos and variety appearances etc the past 2 years vs the more theater/film/drama things the rest of the members have been doing

BUT on the other side of things ravi's most definitely the most independently wealthy member of the group thanks to all his songwriting credits/royalties and additional producing work he's been doing on the side, so it doesn't surprise me that this would happen. i'm curious how much of those outside writing and producing deals will keep coming for him since most of them were for other jelpi artists...

fingers crossed this means we get a ken solo debut before he enlists tho lol
lightframes 24th-May-2019 02:44 am (UTC)
fingers crossed this means we get a ken solo debut before he enlists tho lol

It's what we deserve
921227 24th-May-2019 12:16 pm (UTC)
YES to a Ken solo pls bless my ears
edanz_castle 24th-May-2019 01:32 am (UTC)
I'm lost...why would he not renew? I fell off on VIXX a while back so this is actually surprising for me.
hearttaek 24th-May-2019 01:45 am (UTC)
Ravi was the first to drop the renewal news on the fancafe. They specified that he will work with jellyfish for all of VIXX promos, and on his own label for everything else.

Which is not so different from what he’s already been doing. I guess having his own label just gives him more freedom and more % of the income.

In jelpi’s statement, they’ve already mentioned that there are plans for domestic and international activities this year so I’m hoping it’s not just empty words that lead to indefinite hiatus
lightframes 24th-May-2019 02:45 am (UTC)
Maybe subunits?
hearttaek 24th-May-2019 03:02 am (UTC)
Could be.

All i know is that throughout their posts and official statements they kept emphasizing “protecting VIXX’ identity”
dull_and_wicked 24th-May-2019 03:09 am (UTC)
the "probably" in this translation makes me um, believe that full vixx activities aren't happening for a long LONG time since leo has to go in before this year's up and hakyeon isn't renegotiating until he gets out

gathyou 24th-May-2019 12:07 pm (UTC)
I wonder if we'll ever see a group pull a Brown Eyed Girls successfully. VIXX have a good start at this, since it will apparently be Ravi's own agency? he could make time for VIXX if he wishes. He's been so involved in their sound, it's hard to imagine VIXX without him (despite whatever people may think about him as a rapper). Also with Leo going to the army soon, there won't be group activities for a loooooong time so plenty of time to organize it.
I hope Ken, Hongbin and Hyuk have many activities lined up before their own enlistements. I would love solo debuts (Ken especially) or subunits!
(also time to bring back my N icon)
921227 24th-May-2019 12:22 pm (UTC)
Ugh, I'm sad but hopeful
I love VIXX as a group, but I recognize that the members have been setting themselves up for careers outside of it and I'm fine with that. I would love for them to stay together but it'll be a long time before we'll see them together again
krissasaur 24th-May-2019 12:34 pm (UTC)
VIXX is my last thread in kpop I want to cry. Even if its his own label, leaving the company never works out.

Edit: maybe they will pull a shinhwa one day and i can have them forever. get working ravi.

Edited at 2019-05-24 12:35 pm (UTC)
audiograms 24th-May-2019 01:19 pm (UTC)
Moves I genuinely did not see coming
dropthecrates 24th-May-2019 01:39 pm (UTC)
thebloomroom 24th-May-2019 02:07 pm (UTC)
OMG shit i kinda thought this would happen but not really.... they gave him a lot of creative control so i thought hed be happy there! rip vixx 😭
cairistiona 25th-May-2019 12:54 am (UTC)
the fandom is screaming on twitter over how this is "misinformation" and "he's not leaving jelpi" but...he literally is lol, he didn't re-sign the contract, he's just not leaving vixx. it's been done before!

seriously though, the amount of vitriol being shouted at reporters and translators on twitter because apparently they translated this wrong or whatever is ludicrous
anonymous_loljk 25th-May-2019 01:28 am (UTC)
I can only think of musical directions and/or income percentage as the reason why he choose not to renew. This is still better scenario than anything else that happened recently. Even though i haven't been following them for a long time, i somehow believe that their friendship and chemistry as a group is genuine so i have trust in them to at least try coming back as six, no matter how long it takes (ugh that sounds cheesy as f*ck but you get what i mean)
Anyway i've been pushing back watching their anniversary vlive because theres no subtitles yet but hearing this news makes me suddenly want to watch it.

Edited at 2019-05-25 01:28 am (UTC)
prlsb4swiine 25th-May-2019 09:49 am (UTC)
wow i knew this was coming since that thank you for the memories song or whatever they did.
in happy for him bc u know jelpi doesn't pay anything at all so at least he should get $ for his talents
i hope they each stay active as the group makes its way thru the military but phew... that'll be a long time
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