Korea Joong Ang Daily is reporting that girl group NewJeans are set to return to the K-pop scene in May as planned, despite the ongoing dispute between HYBE and its subsidiary ADOR.

“NewJeans will be making a comeback in Korea with a new single in May, regardless of whether ADOR CEO Min Hee-jin cooperates with HYBE or not”. Despite the ongoing dispute, the source said that “it is their duty to move forward according to plan and HYBE’s duty”.

NewJeans are due to release a new single in Korea on 24th May and make their Japanese debut on 21st June with the singles ‘Supernatural’ and ‘Right Now’. The group will then head straight to the Tokyo Dome on the 26th and 27th of June for a fan meet and greet.

The group have been at the centre of a bloodbath between HYBE and ADOR, which began with Min’s claim that ILLIT, another girl group under HYBE, had copied the concept of NewJeans. She now says that HYBE are trying to oust her from the top spot.

ILLIT debuted under ADOR’s sister label Belift Lab last month with the EP “Super Real Me”. Min has labelled the rookie girl group a “NewJeans copycat”, accusing them of plagiarising “NewJeans’ hair, make-up, costumes, choreography, photos, videos and event performances”.

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From The Kpoppie Newsroom