On August 8 KST, the Starship Entertainment released a press statement saying all members will be continuing with MONSTA X, but member I.M will be leaving the agency upon contract expiration.
I.M ends his exclusive contract with Starship. Starship said, “Our company and I.M have been having sincere discussions with our heads for a long time, but unfortunately we have ended the exclusive contract. We will support and support I.M's new activities and the way forward.”
Monsta X debuted in May 2015. Starting with 'Trespass', he released a number of hit songs such as 'Alligator', 'Shoot Out', 'Love Killer', and 'Gambler'.