On April 8, 2018, Yuqi was revealed as the first member of (G)I-DLE. The group officially debuted on May 2 with their first mini album I Am.
2019–present: Keep Running
On April 21, 2019, it was announced Yuqi would be joining the main cast of the Chinese variety show Keep Running. On April 23, 2020, Yuqi was confirmed to be returning as a cast member for the show's eighth season.