K-Pop 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. 

1
666 480
Huang Zitao is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Tao

2
1,179 1,023
Luhan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Luhan

3
1,083 947
Kris Wu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company

4
768 714
Sulli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Sulli SM Entertainment

5
500 480
Kim Hyun-joong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Kim Hyun-joong Pony Canyon, DSP Media, Warner Music Group

6
659 808
Jessica Jung is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Jessica Jung SM Entertainment

7
456 616
Han Geng is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Han Geng SM Entertainment

8
104 120
Jang Hyun-seung is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Jang Hyun-seung YG Entertainment, Cube Entertainment

9
321 441
Jaejoong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
abbylxt added Jaejoong Warner Music Group, SM Entertainment, Rhythm Zone

10
394 579
Junsu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Junsu Warner Music Group, SM Entertainment, Rhythm Zone

11
387 575
Yoochun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Yoochun Warner Music Group, SM Entertainment, Rhythm Zone

12
428 663
Hyuna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Hyuna JYP Entertainment, Cube Entertainment

13
263 433
Kang Ji-young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Kang Ji-young DSP Media

14
149 245
Megan Lee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company

15
73 117
Jewelry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
ticci added Jewelry Star Empire Entertainment, Giza Studio

16
7 9
Kim Jonghyun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
olivia1 added Kim Jonghyun EMI Music Japan, SM Entertainment

17
347 613
Jay Park is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Jay Park JYP Entertainment, SidusHQ

18
82 147
BTS is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Guest_de6c8110-0aab-4357-adad-9f16682a7a9e added BTS

19
73 147
Black Pink is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Black Pink

20
175 350
Cheondong is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Cheondong

21
251 500
Sunmi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Sunmi JYP Entertainment

22
80 171
Min Sun Ye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
yunnoppa added Min Sun Ye JYP Entertainment

23
176 371
Lee Joon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company

24
213 469
B.A.P is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
B.A.P King Records, TS Entertainment