STARSHIP Entertainment announced contract termination with K-pop boy group MONSTA X's former member WONHO.
Early in the morning of November 1, news outlet Dispatch reported that WONHO was recently tested for illicit drug use.
They said that in September when WONHO arrived at Incheon International Airport on a plane from Frankfurt, Germany, strands of WONHO's hair were taken for a hair follicle drug test.
▶ [SBS Star] Former MONSTA X WONHO Reportedly Under Police Investigation for Smoking MarijuanaIn the afternoon of November 1, STARSHIP Entertainment released an official statement regarding WONHO.
STARSHIP Entertainment stated, "When MONSTA X returned from Germany in the end of September, WONHO's belongings and body were checked at the airport. It was really short that we all thought that it was just part of customs inspection and that was what we were told at that time."
The agency continued, "We were completely unaware that the check was part of police investigation and the police were investigating him for suspected marijuana use in 2013."They added, "After all this, we felt that we could no longer maintain our contract with WONHO and decided to terminate our contract with him as of today, November 1. We feel heavily responsible for causing much trouble and concern to many with this incident and will responsibly take part in the investigation in progress. Once again, we sincerely apologize to all fans who care for MONSTA X."Back on October 31, WONHO withdrew from MONSTA X following his recent controversies.
▶ [SBS Star] WONHO Writes a Handwritten Letter Announcing His Departure from MONSTA X
(Credit= 'OfficialMonstaX' Twitter)
STARSHIP Ent. Terminates Contract with WONHO; Says Were Unaware of His Recent Drug Test
By Lee Narin | Nov 1, 2019