Following Dispatch’s report about iKON’s B.I allegedly attempting to purchase illegal drugs, B.I revealed his plans to go away the team through a statement on Instagram.
iKON’s official statement is as below:
This is Kim Han Bin. First, I’d wish to sincerely apologize for stirring up trouble thanks to my tremendously inappropriate actions. It is true that I needed to rely on one thing that I shouldn’t have had any interest in due to going through a hard and painful time. However, I used to be too scared and fearful to do it.
Even so, I’m so ashamed and apologetic to fans who were greatly unsuccessful and hurt because of my wrong words and actions. I intend to humbly self-reflect on my mistake and leave the team.
Once again, I bow my head down and sincerely apologize to fans and the members. I apologize. YG entertainment later confirmed his departure from iKON also as the termination of his contract.