Trolling and making bad decisions have become a bad habit of Core Contents Media and Kim Kwangso, and we think they've done it again.

Just when we thought everything's going fine for T-ara, here they are announcing Areum's departure from the group in order to pursue a solo career.

Smiling even though she has a heavy heart, here is Areum with her video titled 'T-ara Areum Solo Declaration', which surprised fans after it was uploaded on July 10th.

"There's a new update. It looks like I'll be seeing you all as a solo artist. Don't forget T-ara's Areum.  Thank you for giving me so much love. I felt so much love at the fan meeting and while promoting with T-ara. In the future, I'll be meeting you all with an image that's a few thousand times better than the Areum you saw in 'Countryside Life'. The time I had with the unnies will be a fond memory, but Areum will most likely be returning solo. Still, the unnies will continue to be active, so don't forget them and don't forget Areum either. Areum fighting and T-ara fighting. Thank you so much for loving Areum until now. Please don't ever forget the songs or performance I had with T-ara. I miss you. I love you"

Areum also updated her Instagram and said, "Everyone \ Now your.. T-ARA AREUM will be showing you the evolving mysterious girl by the name of * Lee Ah Reum*•• now starting from the moment I’m posting this and onwards, for all the facts and current circumstances, I’m going to show you what’s ‘real’. #to those who know me through whatever might be the reason, with a grateful heart I’m going to continue living only the best way I can. to light up the dark-@"@**** In this photo there’s my eyes •• also .. my hands • that as well as a never ending new side of me that everyone will be able to see from now on••• Ja. And so „„„ from now on •• to the mystery world of Lee Ah Reum „ I invite you . Hehehehehe~.~@0@ *hihi♥".

Areum continued with, "You didn’t see it for yourself~~ you didn’t even hear it from me~~ eii~ such thing didn’t happened, did it?heh [then] that’s not [how you think it is]~~~ㅠ
I’m buying you a meal so whoever said such things would you contact me directly [instead]..? I don’t want to end [this] badly ~
Either for an explanation.. I’m not doing that. Because for me, I’d be fine [with not knowing] as long as it’s not my business. Let each [of us] be busy in his/her own life. To stay out of others’ lives when not knowing anything ~~ promise ?~~ heh
Also I’m not repeating this~~ anyway. [everyone] would think the way they want since it’s not their business.
Anyhow, Lee Areum who can’t live without a dream is putting her dreams at risk to step forward and arise.
From Today onwards,
Don’t touch my CEO and my company family."

And, "grown up a bit more~~~ ㅠㅠㅠ There’s so much that I want to post.. It’s a brand new day, so please don’t mix it with yesterday and send me your worries because of that ㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠㅠ"

Lastly, for those who keeps on making stories, speculations and such things, Areum can only say, "Shhh".

Core Contents Media stated that the reasons Areum is becoming a solo artist are so she could focus on hip hop, which she's always been interested in, as well as to give her the chance to pursue other activities like acting.

If this was Areum's decision, we wish her all the best but if not, CCM has done it again...