CLC‘s Elkie recently submitted a request for Cube Entertainment to terminate her exclusive contract. Through her legal counsel, Elkie claimed that the agency violated many terms and conditions from the contract.

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On Instagram, Elkie has now posted a handwritten letter (written in three languages) to CLC’s fandom, Cheshire. In it, she looks back at the past while expressing how much she loves her loyal fans.

It’s been almost 6 years. Started from audition, debut and finally got the chance to meet you all and become close to each other. Until now, our love is very powerful and very precious. All the time, every event, every performance, every album… you have inspired and encouraged me a lot. It gives me the strength to keep going.

— Elkie

Their messages of support helped her stay positive during the past five years. She recalled one particularly touching moment that moved her to tears.

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There’s one time I felt down and I traveled to a foreign country on my own. On my way back I wrote a very emotional message. And when I read through all the messages and comments, I could hardly hold back my tears at the boarding gate. I was so touched. There are many more this kind of moments that I will NEVER forget.

— Elkie

Elkie’s letter focuses on her bond with Cheshire and her members, but she also wrote about the challenges that led her to request termination for her contract.

However, it’s sad that many times I couldn’t do what I wanted to do. I have encountered many obstacles along the way but it is what it is. Sadly I couldn’t show you more and give you all I have. This made me feel so bad… and when I think of you who have been always supporting me makes me feel even more disappointed and depressed.

— Elkie

Although Elkie is sad that she couldn’t give fans her all, she is looking forward to making new memories with them and her CLC members in the future.

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I am so optimistic about the adventures to come! With you, I have nothing to fear for. Because you are the reason of my happiness.

— Elkie

Read her full letter below:

To my dearest Cheshire,

I have some true words from deep and I would really appreciate if you take time to read it over ~

It’s been almost 6 years. Started from audition, debut and finally got the chance to meet you all and become close to each other. Until now, our love is very powerful and very precious. All the time, every event, every performance, every album… you have inspired and encouraged me a lot. It gives me the strength to keep going.

Not only that, but occasionally when I feel down, your warm messages, comments, and letters have got me through those tough time. There’s one time I felt down and I traveled to a foreign country on my own. On my way back I wrote a very emotional message. And when I read through all the messages and comments, I could hardly hold back my tears at the boarding gate. I was so touched. There are many more this kind of moments that I will NEVER forget.

From all the moments we had together, you probably know my personality. I have always hope to bring happiness, to show you all aspects, and I also hope you can gain strength from it.

However, it’s sad that many times I couldn’t do what I wanted to do. I have encountered many obstacles along the way but it is what it is. Sadly I couldn’t show you more and give you all I have. This made me feel so bad… and when I think of you who have been always supporting me makes me feel even more disappointed and depressed.

As of now, I feel that I haven’t been a successful artiste, at least I am not very satisfied with what I have done for you. That’s why I realized that I can’t let it be anymore, I want to do more for my loved ones, and I would like to show you all I have.

In the last 5 years, I had lots of precious moments and great experiences. I’m looking forward to putting some of this learning into practice. Do what I want to do, do what I can do, and accomplish a longer journey. I would like to invite you to join me in this journey and I hope we can both gain strength from it.

Thank you for always being there for me and hope I can keep your smile on. I will keep working hard as always and I have never forgotten my intention. I am grateful for your support, let’s keep going together in the future.

I am so optimistic about the adventures to come! With you, I have nothing to fear for. Because you are the reason of my happiness.

Especially thanks to my members who are just like my family! Thank you for your love and support. Remember our promise, even when we become older, we will still gather together to sing and dance. I’m looking forward to hearing good news from all of you! Love you so much!

Love, Elkie

— Elkie