"Fly, Fly~ Hello, we are Yellow Bee!"
Yellow Bee (옐로비) was a five-member girl group under Addiction Entertainment. They debuted on November 23, 2017 with the single "Hiccup".
Their disbandment was officially confirmed on July 12, 2020.
2017–2018: Debut with "Hiccup" and first comeback with "If You Love Me"
Yellow Bee was the first group formed by the label Addiction Entertainment. They debuted on November 23, 2017, with their first digital single titled "Hiccup" the group's original line-up was composed of Berry, Boyeon, Rozy, Seona and Somee.
2019: Line-up changes, "DVD"
On June 7, Addiction Entertainment made an announcement via their Instagram account that Yellow Bee would be changing all of the members. They disclosed that the former members had withdrawn their contracts with the company and that the group will have a completely new line-up ahead of their upcoming comeback in late June.
On May 25, Addiction Entertainment notified fans that Yellow Bee would go on hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that their upcoming single, originally scheduled for June would be postponed. On July 12, Addiction Entertainment released a statement on their Instagram revealing that Yellow Bee had officially disbanded. Addiction Entertainment further stated, "But with member B carrying on her rather slutty lifestyle, plus the other members being unable to come to an agreement, we’ve decided that the group cannot stay together." The statement was highly controversial and criticized on several news outlets for 'slut shaming'. Addiction Entertainment later edited the Instagram post to remove certain information and was left at "personal issues and differences between the company and members" as a reason. Despite this, Addiction Entertainment later deleted all posts from their Instagram.
A week after their disbandment, former member Ari took to her own Instagram account on July 31 and revealed that the members were subject to neglect, exploitation, sexual harassment and sexual assault by the company staff.
|Rozy (로지)||Leader, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer||2017–2019|
|Berry (베리)||Main Vocalist, Maknae||2017–2019|
|Boyeon (보연)||Main Dancer, Vocalist||2017–2019|
|Somee (소미)||Main Rapper||2017–2019|
|Ryuhee (류희)||Leader, Lead Vocalist||2019–2020|
|Annie (애니)||Main Vocalist||2019–2020|
|Ari (아리)||Lead Vocalist||2019–2020|
|Seolha (설하)||Main Rapper, Vocalist, Maknae||2019–2020|
- Melon: If You Love Me - Yellow Bee
- Allkpop: ADDICTION Entertainment announces rookie girl group Yellow Bee will change all its members
- Melon: DVD (Difference Versus Difference) - Yellow Bee
- Koreaboo: "Rookie Girl Group Disbands After Agency “Slut-Shames” A Member… And Now Netizens Are Confused AF"
- yellowbee_official Instagram post (May 25, 2020)
- Instagram: Former member Ari's (Dung Jihee's) statement
- Soompi: "Girl Group Yellow Bee’s Agency Announces Disbandment + Member Ari Alleges Sexual Harassment And Neglect From Agency Staff"
- Koreaboo: "Former Yellow Bee Member Ari Accuses Employee Of Sexual Assault In Response To Agency’s “Slut-Shaming”"