C.A.P. finally broke his silence about his departure from TEEN TOP. The main rapper issued an apology to fans after his agency announced that he is leaving the group. Bang Min-soo apologized for his actions during a controversial live stream that led to his exit from the idol group.

C.A.P. Leaves TEEN TOP Following Controversial Live Stream

TOP Media issued a statement confirming that C.A.P. is leaving TEEN TOP and that the idol group will continue with four members.

“After discussing with the TEEN TOP members, we have decided on the withdrawal of C.A.P [from the team],” it read. “Accordingly, TEEN TOP will reorganize into a 4-member group consisting of Chunji, Niel, Ricky, and Changjo.”

The agency also addressed C.A.P.’s recent outburst during a live stream.

“Once again, we deeply apologize for causing many people concern over C.A.P’s rash words and behavior,” the statement read. “We also feel responsible for this situation and promise to do our best to manage our artists well.”

Finally, TOP Media confirmed that TEEN TOP’s next comeback is being planned. “Regarding a possible group comeback, we will inform you after discussing the details with the members,” the statement read.

For his part, C.A.P. shared an apology on his Instagram account.

“Firstly, I want to apologize to the many people who were hurt by my words and actions. I was aware there could be controversy, but I only thought of myself and acted selfishly,” he wrote.

“I was aware I should feel apologetic about my actions toward the people who have trusted and supported me and also to the members who I have spent a long time and are closer than even brothers.”

“For a long time, I felt I was wearing clothes that didn’t fit,” Bang Soo-min added. “I wanted to take those clothes off now, so I ended up behaving improperly.”

“It’s my fault and due to my negligence. There is no room for excuses,” he continued. “I am sorry to the agency and to the younger members who understood my immature behavior, and I apologize to fans who must have been flustered as well.

Earlier this week, C.A.P. held a live broadcast on his YouTube channel. When fans asked him not to smoke during the broadcast, Bang Minsoo became annoyed. The rapper expressed his frustration by using harsh words.

TEEN TOP previously announced that they are preparing for their first group comeback in four years.