In early 2021, it was announced that all the GOT7 members would not be renewing their contracts with JYP Entertainment. Youngjae decided to sign with Sublime Artist Agency. Not only Youngjae, but it was announced that Jackson would be working with Sublime Artist Agency.
Youngjae recently guested in VIXX Ravi‘s show Question Mark, and during it, Ravi asked Youngjae why he decided to sign with Sublime Artist Agency.
So you now have actor Song Kang Ho and artist Rain as your agency sunbaes (seniors), along with GOT7’s Jackson too. What made you decide on signing with this agency?
Youngjae then honestly shared that he chose to sign with Sublime Artist Agency since he already knew some people there, such as Rain, who used to be under JYP Entertainment, and who the GOT7 members have had some touching moments with.
What made me decide on the agency? Well, I already knew some people there, so, and you know, this is technically the first time I’m ‘working’ somewhere else (Laughs). Yeah, this is my first time changing agencies, so I have to say I was a bit nervous. It was hard to ask around about it too. I decided I might as well go somewhere where there are people I already know.
After Youngjae revealed this, Ravi understood that Youngjae signed with Sublime Artist Agency to make it easier for him to settle in and start working.
Ravi: Ah, so you wanted to work with your connections.
Youngjae: Yeah, so that I can kind of easily settle in and start working already.
Ravi: Aha, so you chose to work with the people you already know. Gotcha.
— Conversation between Ravi and Youngjae
Here’s the full video below!