Category Archives: EXO Kpop News

EXO Kpop Group Has Dropped From 12 Members To 9

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Source: koreaboo

Media: koreaboo

Posted: Thursday August 9, 2018 @ 8:05 pm PST

Anyone who became a fan of EXO after 2014 or 2015 might have been confused when they watched older videos and counted more members. These fans would soon learn that EXO started with 12 members but over the years now has 9 members. But the real question is why and how did this happen?

On May 15, 2014, SM Entertainment confirmed that Chinese member Kris had filed a lawsuit against the company to terminate his contract, stating a violation of human rights as the main reason.

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A few months later in October, Luhan would follow Kris and file his own lawsuit against the entertainment giant to nullify his contract. His decision was based on his own health issues and the feeling that the Korean members were treated differently. At this time, SM Entertainment was quick to announce that the group would continue with 10 members while the ongoing legal battles ensued.

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Unfortunately for EXO-Ls that was not the end. On April 22, 2015, Tao‘s father posted a letter through Weibo expressing his concerns for his son and talked about Tao’s withdrawal from the group. The letter stated that Tao had previously injured himself but had allegedly never received proper treatment for his injuries.

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EXO’s Lay Son’s Career

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Media: koreaboo

Posted: Tuesday March 13, 2018 @ 12:33 a.m PST


EXO’s Lay revealed in an interview that he won’t encourage his children to become idol or even act in the entertainment business.

Lay may be a member of one of the most successful K-Pop groups but he says he wouldn’t wish it on his children.

He says he encourages anyone with that dream, as long as it’s not his own children!

“I would encourage any young people with this dream, but if he were my son? I wouldn’t encourage it.” — Lay

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EXO Sexy Bodies {11 Hot Pics}

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Source: Koreaboo

Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Tuesday December 9, 2018 @ 1:40 a.m PST



11 Times EXO Revealed Their Sexy Bodies And Made Fans Faint

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EXO‘s Lay Lost Consciousness at Incheon Airport/Rushed To Emergency

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Source:Koreaboo – TV Report

Media:Koreaboo – TV Report

Posted:Tuesday October 11, 2016 @ 4:02 p.m PST


EXO‘s lay was recently reported to have lost consciousness at Incheon Airport while EXO was on their way to Hokkaido.

On October 11th EXO Lay was on his way to Hokkaido, Japan when he suddenly lost consciousness jsut as he was about to board the plane. He was escorted by the firemen on site to the emergency at which point he had still not regained cosciousness.

Many fans who were at the airport witnessed this and because of the sudden deterioration of his health, the other members all have cancelled their flights and seems like they will decide when to leave once Lay recovers.

The members are said to have been on their way to the Hokkaido concert on October 12th and 13th.



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Road Boyz {Kpop Rookie Group} “Disrespecting” EXO on Stage?

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Source:Koreaboo – Instiz

Media:Koreaboo –Instiz

Posted: Sunday December 20, 2015 @ 6:25 p.m PST


On a popular online Korean community called Instiz, a post titled, “Rookie boy group currently under fire for their attitude” went viral with over 26,000 views in under 3 hours.During a recent episode of Inkigayo, EXO was nominated as a candidate for first place. Common etiquette dictates that other artists make room for those nominated to be at the center of the stage.





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Netizens Berate Korean Rapper B Free For Calling K-Pop Idols ‘Gay’

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  Asian Celebrity Re-Blogger

Source:Koreaboo –  Instiz

Media: Koreaboo –  Instiz

Posted: Saturday September 5, 2015 @ 6:11 p.m PST

His name is B Free and he’s done things that are making me hate him more and more.

1.He refers to EXO Sehun and BTS as ‘gay’.
2. Criticizes people for illegal streaming and gets caught downloading pirated copies himself.
3. Claims that the Korean military service is the “Biggest waste of time in the world”
4. Criticizes idol rappers and than features on Mino’s stage at Show Me the Money

There are more. I really wish he would stop his SNS activities. Some say he’s a good guy in person but he told BTS that they look gay in person and than claimed that they plagiarized when they didn’t.

The rapper in question, BFREE has also been previously under fire for calling EXO’s Sehun “gay as fuck”. He later deleted the tweet.



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Kris, Luhan {Former EXO Kpop Members} and SM Entertainment Forced To Settle Their Lawsuits

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Source:Koreaboo – Star News

Media:Koreaboo – Star News

Posted:Monday May 18, 2015 @ 2:45 a.m PST

With unsettled lawsuits still in the air between former EXO members Kris and Luhanand SM Entertainment, a final decision to settle with an appointed arbitrator has been made.

According to the judicial pool on May 18th, the Seoul Central District Court ruled and appointed an official arbitrator and is forcing compulsory mediation for the contract nullification lawsuits against SM Entertainment by Kris and Luhan.

If a settlement offer is not accepted by the warring party, the justice department may take the authority in their own hands and force a reconciliation settlement using the compulsory mediation system.

The justice department stated that if both parties, Kris and Luhan vs SM Entertainment, both do not voice an objection to this ruling within the next two weeks, the compulsory mediation will act as both a settlement and a final ruling.

Both Kris and Luhan’s attorneys stated to Star News, “We are currently reviewing the compulsory arbitration forwarded to us by the justice department, but we cannot release any detailed information regarding the case.

SM Entertainment, on the other hand, have not made any comments regarding the compulsory mediation ruling. However, they did state that, “When [these stars] have no concrete reason or proof to give up [their career] and are hiring the same attorneys to use the same exact tactics to [leave the group or company], it just shows that once they have debuted and promoted with the group and have gotten popular as a celebrity, they begin ignoring all contracts made with that agency and the agency’s interests to leave for their own benefit.

Both Kris and Luhan and SM Entertainment have been battling a difficult lawsuit, followed by multiple other countersuits, and may finally be reaching a settlement after the Seoul District Courts have come to the decision to appoint an arbitrator to force a mediation of reconciliation.

Luhan, Kris Wu Yifan

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EXO-M’s Tao Rumored To Be Leaving SM Entertainment

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Source:Koreaboo –  sina

Media:Koreaboo –  sina

Posted: Tuesday March 3, 2015 @ 1:41 a.m PST


News started spreading on Chinese social networking platform Weibo that EXO‘s Chinese member Tao might be leaving SM Entertainment.

A gossip Weibo page started the rumor on the night of March 2nd, which wrote, “EXO’s member Huang Zitao nullifies his contract with SM Entertainment and signs with Huayi Brothers. He will also star in the movie version of ‘My Sunshine’ (aka He Yi Sheng Xiao Mo/ Silent Separation).”

Although it is true that Tao has joined the casts in the Chinese movie which will be released on May 1st, there has been no official statement that Tao has left SM Entertainment or has signed with Huayi Brothers.

The manager of Chinese actor Huang Xiaoming denied the rumors, stating, “False news could also be sold as widely-spread news, looks like some organization is having some plans. We should just quietly film a good movie. @Huangxiaoming @Huangzitao.” He also attached a photo of a Chinese character that read “Go away.

Huang Xiaoming is signed under Huayi Brothers and is also acting alongside Tao in the same Chinese movie, hence was rumored to be the one who connected Tao with a contract in China.

Not only have Tao and Huang Xiaoming spent much time in China together, when Huang Xiaoming went to Korea on a vacation with girlfriend Angelababy, Tao also accompanied them to go shopping.

“Tao contract nullification” has also been trending on Weibo, as many are currently discussing the topic.

Meanwhile, EXO is preparing for a comeback and is expected to introduce their comeback track at their upcoming concert EXO PLANET #2 – The EXO’luXion.


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K-Pop Wardrobe Malfunctions {19}

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Posted: Saturday January 3, 2015 @ 3:44 p.m PST


Sometimes performance costumes don’t always behave as they’re supposed to! You never know what could go wrong in the midst of all that furious dancing! Here are some K-Pop idols’ most unfortunate wardrobe moments!

From EXO, to Girls’ Generation, Sistar, and Big Bang, no one is safe from the dreaded Wardrobe Malfunctions! Check out some of the funniest, embarrassing, and just plain unfortunate clothing mishaps of K-Pop. Here’s our new list of 19 Shocking Wardrobe Malfunctions Of K-Pop!




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EXO {K-Pop} To Attend “2014 Youku Night” Water Cube In Beijing January 16, 2015

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Source:Koreaboo – Star News

Media: Koreaboo – Star News

Posted: Monday December 29, 2014 @ 2:40 a.m PST


Male group EXO has been confirmed to attend the upcoming festivities for China’s largest media outlet Youku, who has organized the event 2014 Youku Night.

EXO has been busy doing dual promotions in both China and Korea since their debut, and according to Youku’s statistics, EXO’s music video has surpassed 30 million views. In addition, the group’s album Overdose has done extremely well in the country, selling in the thousands.

2014 Youku Night will be held at the Water Cube in Beijing on January 16th next year.



EXO the Lost Planet Osaka via Osen 2

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Kris (Wu Yifan) Former EXO Unable To Find a New Entertainment Company

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Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Tuesday October 28, 2014 @ 12:21 a.m PST


Former EXO member Kris has yet to sign with any label or agency contracts after leaving the group and pursuing his career in China, despite approaching some of the largest Chinese entertainment companies.Industry officials estimate that Luhan, who also recently filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment for the nullification of his contract, will also face similar obstacles as Kris.

It has been five months since Kris filed a lawsuit against SM Entertainment and left to China. However, Kris is currently unable to find a new entertainment company.

According to Chinese industry officials, Kris first approached YUEHUA Entertainment, one of the top entertainment company in China, but was rejected when trying to land a contract. Kris later also met with Huayi Entertainment, but it seems that it wasn’t easy for him to get a contract. It seems that even the large companies, having the ability and power to shed Kris’s image as a “deserter” and make him a star, are hesitant in signing with him.

Because China doesn’t have South Korea’s idol developing and marketing system, China’s few large corporate like entertainment companies have a great deal of influence and power in the industry. But it seems that the two largest companies’ decisions not to sign with Kris will be a bump on the road for him in chasing the dream to become the “second Hangeng”. Former Super Junior member Hangeng (Hankyung) has reached the peak of his stardom in China after filing the same lawsuit against SM Entertainment back in 2009.


Kris Wu Yifan


SM Entertainment Stocks Dropping Since “Girls Generation’s Jessica” and EXO-M’s Luhan Controversy

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Posted: Friday October 10, 2014 @ 4:09 a.m PST


Luhan has filed for contract termination from SM Entertainment, and media are abuzz. With members responding to the lawsuit, SM Entertainment releasing a full statement, and stocks dropping, there’s a lot to catch up on!

Check out Koreaboo‘s interactive timeline of the entire story, as it develops, with links to full stories on every point! Read more to find out exactly what happened since EXO-M’s Luhan filed lawsuit against SM Entertainment!



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EXO’s {Kpop} Bodyguard Arrested At Nanjing Airport Are “False”

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Source:Koreaboo – facebook smtown

Posted: Monday August 18, 2014 @ 12:14 a.m PST


Earlier this week, we reported that there were rumors being reported that EXO’s bodyguard was arrested at Nanjing airport. Videos of what appeared to be Lay telling guards to stop hitting fans was also revealed.

Now, SM Entertainment has released an official statement on the incident.

In a statement, SM Entertainment revealed, “The report on EXO and an incident at Nanjing airport is false. There was a small conflict between the on-site airport employees and bodyguards, not EXO managers, and because of safety problems while EXO members were going out of an airport where fans had gathered. However, everything was solved at the airport without incident.”

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Taeyeon {Girls’ Generation} and Baekhyun {EXO } On Stage Together

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Source:Koreaboo – 10 Asia

Media: Koreaboo – 10 Asia

Posted: Sunday August 17, 2014 @ 1:16 a.m PST


Amidst the first concert in the Seoul World Cup Stadium for “SMTOWN LIVE WORLD TOUR IV,” recent couple Taeyeon and Baekhyun were seen as a duo onstage during performances.

Performances for either group had included both title track and album tracks hits. All in all, Taeyeon and the rest of Girls’ Generation had performed their debut song “Into the New World,” along with “Hoot,” “Kissing You,” and more hits. EXO too had performed “Let out the Beast” and “Growl.”

During the concert, the couple was soon seen to be standing side by side, though only for a short time. Taeyeon, who had come out first to the stage, was reported to have looked calm and happy. On the other hand, Baekhyun, who had joined her not long after, had said to the audience, “A lot of fans have come to see us. Please watch over our performances until the end. Thank you.”

All in all, the couple was seen live for the first time since the scandal first broke out nearly four months ago. Nonetheless, they looked comfortable being seen together, and as there are no reports of any trouble from the fans, it seems SONE’s and EXO-L’s have begun to accept their relationship.

What do you think of Taeyeon and Baekhyun as a couple now?

EXO’S SEHUN {Kpop} Tells Sasaeng Fans To STOP Claiming To Be His Girlfriend

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Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Sunday August 17, 2014 @ 1:05 a.m PST

EXO’s Sehun has spoken up against sasaeng fans who are claiming to be his girlfriend online, and creating fake profiles. In a message on his Instagram, he pleads with them to stop.

A sasaeng fan has been leaking private information of Sehun’s online, and claiming to be his girlfriend in different SNS channels. Initially, the pages were distributed on an anti-EXO Facebook page, who has since removed the post.

It then went viral and has been spreading across numerous different pages and groups. In his Instagram posts, Sehun says, “Who are you? Do I really have to go this far..”


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Baekhyun {Kpop EXO} Sincere Apology To Fans

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Posted: Wednesday July 16, 2014 @ 6:50 p.m PST


Since news broke out of EXO Baekhyun and Girls’ Generation Taeyeon’s relationship, EXO has been on tour and Baekhyun had not released a message to fans.

Now, he has left a message to fans on Instagram.


Hello, this is Baekhyun. Although it’s very late.. I’m leaving these words here to tell all the fans that I’m sorry for the disappointment and pain I’ve given you. 

I’ve written and erased my words many times, but I felt as if I was just making excuses and didn’t have the courage to express my heart and resolve the misunderstandings.. I also thought that just saying this would also be meaningless.. So even now, I’m worried and my heart is uneasy that you might be hurt again because of this post and that I might regret putting this up.. But, I really wanted to express my sincere feelings so I’m writing this post. 

I’m so sorry that I caused pain to fans who have always been precious to me. And I’m sorry again that I hurt you more through the misunderstandings that came from this situation. 

I wish that.. our fans will no longer hurt.. Although I’m really undeserving, I will do my best to slowly approach you all again.. And EXO is a name that is so precious to me. I want to tell you that I’ve never thought of EXO lightly.

I will continue to strive to become EXO’s Baekhyun who does his best on and off stage. I hope that these words at least will come off sincere.



Kris (Wu Yifan),23, {Former EXO} Rumored To Be In a Relationship With Chinese Actress “Xu Jingle” 16 Years His Junior

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Posted: Wednesday July 9, 2014 @ 7:30 p.m PST


Former EXO member Kris (Wu Yifan) made headlines again yesterday, when Chinese media reported that he is in a relationship with Chinese actress Xu Jinglei, who is 16 years his senior and the director of his first solo project – a movie titled Somewhere Only We Know.

Following Kris’ sudden withdrawal from the South Korean group in May, reasons for his exit have been widely speculated online. The report yesterday claimed that the 23-year-old was assisted by his rumoured lover, Jinglei, to depart from SM Entertainment.

According to an insider, Jinglei was attracted to Kris since his EXO days. Despite the huge age difference between them, the two were said to get along well and Kris was allegedly very reliant on the actress

Baekhyun {Kpop EXO} Regarding His Relationship With Taeyeon {SNSD’s Leader}

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Media: Koreaboo

Posted: Sunday June 29, 2014 @ 8:05 a.m PST


Baekhyun finally spoke up regarding his relationship with SNSD’s leader Taeyeon.

Ever since it has been reported that EXO’s Baekhyun and SNSD’s Taeyeon have been dating, the majority of fans have responded negatively to the event.

The reason is not because the two are in a relationship, but because of their secret messaging through such social media as Instagram, when fans believed it was specifically for fan service.

From fans calling Baekhyun a traitor on ”Inkigayo” to Taeyeon approaching a fan to apologize through tears, some netizens have commented that SONEs’ and EXO fans’ behaviors are going too far.

Taeyeon has apologized via Instagram, and stayed true to her apologetic feelings even in public.

Now, a week later, Baekhyun too has spoken up to his fans.



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Luhan “{EXO Kpop} Angry Message Towards Pain In The Butt, Annoying, Pest Sasaeng Fans

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Source:Koreaboo – Ilgan Sports

Media: Koreaboo – Ilgan Sports

Posted: Saturday June 21, 2014 @ 7:53 p.m PST


EXO-M’s Luhan has left an angry post on his personal message directed towards sasaeng fans.


A few hours earlier, he posted, “Could you please stop following us, now? Isn’t this too severe? However, I won’t say what kind of words you have said.”

His message, though short, reveals the possible implication that although the sasaeng fans follow all of the EXO members, their response and negligence towards their actions are seemingly worse for Luhan. Following Kris’s lawsuit against SM Entertainment as well as fellow member Baekhyun’s four-month relationship with SNSD’s Taeyeon, sasaeng fans have found many reason to snoop beyond the personal boundaries of EXO for even more insight into the group’s current condition. As sasaeng fans’ main drive to continue their pursuits is the root of competition against other fans, following the group members and attempting to derive as much as possible is almost a needed task for them to accomplish.

EXO has mentioned the topic of sasaeng fans during various interviews before, though it is the first time any member has directly warned them via social networking. This brings additional concern regarding the already huge amount of sasaeng fans surrounding the rookie group. From sasaeng fans invading Baekhyun’s brother’s wedding to the selling online of D.O.’s briefs (as well as promised underwear from Sehun) for $94, proper DNA included, fans have been notorious with EXO’s matters of privacy, physically, emotionally, and electronically.

It is said that if you google EXO online, such results as these come up: “EXO sasaengs,” “EXO sasaeng shocking stories,” and “What EXO sasaengs did,” among others. After all, fans know addresses, locations, and cell phone numbers, as well as how to install cameras or invade in men’s restrooms or airplanes and take their desired pictures with the members. Almost nothing is an obstacle – distance, time, money, and difficulty, can all be overcome by these fans.

Stories about EXO sasaengs have been nonexistent for several months up until now, so fans could only guess what has been constantly occurring under the radar.

Regarding the topic, EXO commented through an interview, “[The situation about] Sasaengs is serious. More than affecting us, it makes us angry whenever they harm someone that is in no way related to us or the situation,” adding, “It is disheartening that since EXO is famous for its sasaeng fans, all fans, loyal or obsessed, are under the same title.”

The activities of sasaeng fans affect not only the group, but fans, staff, loved ones, and special events.

What do you think should be done about EXO’s sasaeng fans?

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Taeyeon {Girls’ Generation} Apologizes For Dating Baekhyun {EXO}

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Source: jpopasian – Aysohmay

Media: jpopasian – Aysohmay

Posted: Saturday June 21, 2014 @ 5:07 p.m PST


Girls’ Generation‘s Taeyeon has apologized profusely on social media for hurting her fans after her relationship with EXO‘s Baekhyun was revealed.

SONEs. You were very shocked and hurt today because of me, right? I’m very sorry for making you feel things you should not have had to feel. I’m sorry for the article that came out today because I was not more careful. I really want to apologize. I’m really sorry for hurting you,” she wrote on Instagram.



Girls' Generation's Taeyeon Apologizes For Dating EXO's Baekhyun