MBK Entertainment and Banana Culture deny rumors of luxury sports car gifts and 9 billion KRW contract fee
On the 7th of January, MBC Section TV reported that Banana Culture, headed by Wang Si Cong, paid MBK Entertainment 9 billion won in contract fees and gifted luxury sports cars to the members of T-ara.
On the morning of 8th, a representative from MBK Entertainment stated, “it is not true that T-ara received sports cars from Wang Si Cong.”
However, on the afternoon of the same day; members Qri, Hyomin and Jiyeon personally reached out to Wang Si Cong via Weibo requesting clarification on the recent rumors.
T-ara’s message to Wang Si Cong reads, “I don’t know how to contact you, so I only can do it like this. Has Banana Culture ever sent luxury sports cars to T-ara? And is it true that Banana Culture gave MBK Entertainment 9 billion won? Waiting for your reply!”
In response to T-ara, Banana Culture released an official statement.
- What the members posted on Weibo, regarding the 9 billion KRW contract fee and luxury sports cars gift, is not true.
- The information reported by the news outlets is false.
- T-ara’s contract with Banana Culture expired on December 31st, 2017, and was not renewed.
- During the duration of the contract, T-ara actively cooperated with us.
T-ara responded in thanks to Banana Culture’s statement.