Over the past couple of days, Minzy made the online world abuzz after she flew to the Philippines to perform at a private event.
But as it turns out, she’s also in the country to work on new music with no less than actor-turned-DJ and record producer Guji Lorenzana.
A great time for my management company and the artists of Open Door. Already finished a song with @llama_ajol and @travisatreo! And now a possible music project for @mingkki21! She’s such the sweetest person! Amazing mtg w the new team last night! pic.twitter.com/tDP1qzGVNx— Guji Lorenzana (@GujiLorenzana) December 4, 2019
On his Instagram stories, Lorenzana shared some behind-the-scene videos from his meeting with Minzy.
Founder of Open Door Management PH Guji Lorenzana confirms that he’s working on some new things with Minzy. How exciting! 😆 pic.twitter.com/M1833mTb9n— HIATUS (@minji_uno) December 3, 2019
[Minzy Updates] 19.12.03#Minzy with a Filipino Theater Actor/Singer and song writer Guji Lorenzana earlier at Shangri-La Fort Manila.— SuperMinzyPOS (@SuperMinzyPos) December 3, 2019
Looks like Minzy is up to something for us❤️@mingkki21 #GongMinji #공민지 #Kpop #Artist #2ne1 #WeStandwithMinzy
Source: Guji Lorenzana pic.twitter.com/PlLrdQBqtr
Among those present were key individuals from Open Door Management, a record label that Guji Lorenzana owns.
A day after Lorenzana and Minzy’s meeting, Soompi reported that the court released the decision of her request to suspend her contract with South Korean record label Music Works.
According to Minzy, she all set to file a legal dispute against her record label for its failure to abide with their contract agreement. Read the full statement below:
“I think I will have to enter a new legal dispute with my agency that will not be a short one. When I signed the contract, the agency promised at least four albums a year and promised to provide as much support as possible. However, I have only had one album for the past four years, and they have barely provided support for my activities. I have not been shown the statement of accounts a single time, and I did not receive even one won of profits,” she wrote in the post as translated by Soompi.
She went on: “More than money, it is the most important to me to be able to continue promoting as an artist. As a result, I hoped to resolve [the situation] quickly by settling with the agency or through an injunction, but it did not go smoothly, so now I can only take legal action in order for the truth to be revealed. At least for my fans who always support me and cheer me on, I will handle this with strength and overcome it. I promise to always show diligence and confidence both on and off stage.”
소속사와 짧지않은 법적 공방을 새로 시작해야 할 것 같습니다. 계약당시 소속사는 저에게 연 4회 이상의 앨범을 약속하며 최대한 지원하겠다고 약속했지만, 지난 4년간 앨범은 1개 뿐이고, 활동도 거의 지원해주지 않았습니다. 정산서는 한 차례도 보여준 적이 없고, 수익금은 1원도 배분하지 않았습니다. 저는 돈 보다는 가수로서 활동을 이어가는 게 무엇보다 중요합니다. 그래서 계약해지를 위해 소속사와 합의하거나 가처분을 통해서라도 신속히 마무리하길 원했지만 여의치가 않아, 이제는 소송을 통해 진실을 가릴 수밖에 없게 되었습니다. 항상 지지하고 응원해주시는 팬들을 위해서라도 의연하게 대처하고 이겨 나가겠습니다. 무대 위에서든 밖에서든 늘 성실하고 당당한 모습은 변함없이 보여드릴 것을 약속합니다.
In the same report, it was stated that Minzy filed for her injunction last September 25.
It was in 2016 when Minzy decided to leave YG Entertainment and eventually transferred to Music Works as a solo artist.