Realistically speaking, I still have about two more years left on my contract with the company. And it doesn’t matter where I end up I’m going to do my best to fulfill my responsibilities. Plus, I’ve spent half of my life here at YG, so more than any other place in the world this is the most comfortable place for me. And there are too many people here that I love, and I’ve known since my childhood, so it wouldn’t be easy for me to leave. But, as an artist, if the only way to improve myself were to leave this place, then I welcome that idea. I’m not talking about obtaining more fame or popularity. I’m talking about the artistic choices I have to make as a musician.
I don’t think I’m at that point yet. I have a lot of concerns about how to go about my career moving forward. But if I can accomplish all those things here, then that’d be wonderful. At the same time, I do have concerns that might not be possible here. If I feel like I’m not influencing anyone here as an artist, I’d like to notice it before someone else tells me. Then I’ll leave to pursue my own path.”—
On his thoughts about moving on from YG after 14 years(via youngbaebae)