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
700 512
Huang Zitao is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company

2
1,214 1,056
Luhan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Luhan

3
1,120 980
Kris Wu is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company

4
780 735
Sulli is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
SM Entertainment

5
507 490
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

6
672 829
Jessica Jung is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
SM Entertainment

7
470 631
Han Geng is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
SM Entertainment

8
114 130
Jang Hyun-seung is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
YG Entertainment, Cube Entertainment

9
326 455
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

10
399 595
Junsu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Warner Music Group, SM Entertainment, Rhythm Zone

11
390 589
Yoochun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Warner Music Group, SM Entertainment, Rhythm Zone

12
451 696
Hyuna is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
JYP Entertainment, Cube Entertainment

13
265 442
Kang Ji-young is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
DSP Media

14
153 253
Megan Lee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company

15
76 124
Jewelry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
ticci added Star Empire Entertainment, Giza Studio

16
361 636
Jay Park is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
JYP Entertainment, SidusHQ

17
89 180
Black Pink is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Black Pink

18
261 518
Sunmi is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
JYP Entertainment

19
179 359
Cheondong is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Cheondong

20
100 208
BTS is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
Guest_de6c8110-0aab-4357-adad-9f16682a7a9e added BTS

21
12 38
Kim Jonghyun is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
olivia1 added EMI Music Japan, SM Entertainment

22
82 179
Sunye is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
yunnoppa added JYP Entertainment

23
178 382
Lee Joon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company

24
221 487
B.A.P is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Kpop Idols Who Betrayed Their Record Company
King Records, TS Entertainment