It was announced officially through YG Entertainment that maknae Minzy of 2ne1 would be departing from 2NE1 following the ending of her contract. This comes as a surprise to many as the four of them were spotted performing at the 2015 MAMA awards. YG earlier stated,
We first would like to apologize for delivering such unfortunate news to all of our patient fans that have been waiting for a long time. We would like to officially announce that 2NE1’s maknae Minzy will no longer be part of the group.
With May 5th, 2016 marking the date for each 2NE1 members to renew their contracts, YG tried to convince each member through individual meetings since January in hopes of contract renewals. However, Minzy did not wish to continue in the group 2NE1.
The other three members will renew their contract and will release a new song upcoming summer but as of now, we are not looking to add any members in place of Minzy.
Blackjacks around the world are still anticipating their upcoming comeback sometime this summer but know that it will be much different without all of the members present.
Source: YG ENTERTAINMENT