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Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company  

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In Kpop music, record companies are like family to the Kpop idols. Whether it is YG, SM, JYP, Cube, Core, or another label, the company is what defines these stars. Kpop idols are signed at a very young age (usually around 10-13 years of age) and train day and night until the company decides to debut them. But what happens when they do get famous and start thinking about leaving the company? Well, they end up here, on the list of the worst Kpop betrayals. These Kpop idols betrayed their record companies in a big way.

In K pop, the record companies teach future idols how to sing, how to dance, how to speak Japanese, Chinese, and English, and connect them to invaluable people in the entertainment industry in Korea. Maybe the fame gets to them, or maybe they think that they will be better off somewhere else, but it seems like no one told these Kpop idols to never bite the hand that feeds them.

Some claimed that they were modern day slaves (have you ever seen a slave with a $2 million dollar house and a Ferrari?) and some wanted take home 100% of their profit. For whatever their reasons, this is the list of Kpop Idols that betrayed (by either leaving and/or suing) their label. 
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Huang Zitao is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
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Luhan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Luhan
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Kris Wu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
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Sulli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
SM Entertainment
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Kim Hyun-joong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Pony Canyon, DSP Media, Warner Music Group
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Jessica Jung is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
SM Entertainment
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Han Geng is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
SM Entertainment
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Jang Hyun-seung is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
YG Entertainment, Cube Entertainment
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Jaejoong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
abbylxt added Warner Music Group, SM Entertainment, Rhythm Zone
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Junsu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Warner Music Group, SM Entertainment, Rhythm Zone
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Yoochun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Warner Music Group, SM Entertainment, Rhythm Zone
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Hyuna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
JYP Entertainment, Cube Entertainment
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Megan Lee is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
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Kang Ji-young is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
DSP Media
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Jewelry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
ticci added Star Empire Entertainment, Giza Studio
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Jay Park is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
JYP Entertainment, SidusHQ
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Cheondong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Cheondong
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Black Pink is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Black Pink
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BTS is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Guest_de6c8110-0aab-4357-adad-9f16682a7a9e added BTS
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Sunmi is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
MakeUs Entertainment
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Sunye is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
yunnoppa added JYP Entertainment
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Lee Joon is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
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B.A.P is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
King Records, TS Entertainment
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Kim Jonghyun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
olivia1 added EMI Music Japan, SM Entertainment