In ITZY‘s guest appearance in SBS‘s Tikita CAR, the members spoke about how tough their trainee days were. They were then asked if they ever considered leaving JYP Entertainment (ITZY’s agency).

Have you all ever thought about making your own music after saving up some money… since it’s so incredibly hard to debut and stuff?

— Kim Gu Ra

The members revealed that they did think about leaving before their debut! ITZY even made plans about what they would do.

Let’s all walk out hand in hand together! Oh, we had tons of plans.

— Chaeryeong

Ryujin shared that they talked about potentially being YouTubers! The members would put out content that catered to their viewers, such as mukbangs and dance videos. ITZY also thought that if they left together, then another agency might pick them up!

And we would put out contents that are catered to our viewers. We also said if we leave as a group, maybe another agency will try to scoop us up. Let’s pick a place that will debut us ASAP.

— Chaeryeong

ITZY ultimately didn’t go through with this plan, and they laughed a little while looking back on this. ITZY’s hard work ended up paying off as they have become one of the most popular groups in K-Pop!

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