A statement on the official WayV Twitter account announced that Lucas and WINWIN would not be taking part in the band’s promotional plans for their 3rd mini-album Take Back.
[WayV's 3rd mini album promotional plans announcement]
[WayV 미니 3집 활동 관련 안내] pic.twitter.com/Yi2sdXBVTH
— WayV (@WayV_official) March 11, 2021
The two members had been spotted at Incheon airport traveling to Beijing, and many fans speculated how this would impact the group’s comeback.
The group’s record label, Label V, explained the group would promote with five members while Lucas and WINWIN are currently quarantining in China ahead of upcoming schedules.
Some fans took to social media to voice their opinions on the announcement.
- “The real question is…… WHY DID YOU SEND THEM OUT NEAR THE COMEBACK DATE IN THE FIRST PLACE???????? WHAT KIND OF SCHEDULE DID THEY HAVE THERE THAT ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN A COMEBACK PROMOTION HUH?”
- “It’s going to be sad w/o them, and we will miss them so much BUT Wayzennies !! Don’t be discouraged, the other 5 got us. We’d see them complete soon after winwin’s and lucas’s sched! FIGHTING WAYV”
- “Understandable but it hurts to think tho :(“
the real question is……
WHY DID YOU SEND THEM OUT NEAR THE COMEBACK DATE IN THE FIRST PLACE???????? WHAT KIND OF SCHEDULE DID THEY HAVE THERE THAT ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN A COMEBACK PROMOTION HUH??????? pic.twitter.com/0pUP226Iz8
— NCT2020 #RESONANCE (@Tyong_Yukhei) March 11, 2021
WayV just released their new mini-album Kick Back with the title track of the same name on March 10, and the video has already been watched over three million times!