Tao is said to have set up his personal studio in order to continue his solo activities in China.
A Weibo account claiming to be the official account for Tao’s personal studio posted, “Hi everyone! This is Huang Zitao (Z.TAO)’s official studio. In the future, Tao’s news and activities will be announced and updated here. The account is being verified. We welcome everyone to follow us.”
Shortly after, Tao’s dad re-posted the message, adding, “#Huang Zitao# Huang Zitao’s official studio has been established today! Everyone is welcomed to follow.” The message was posted using the same Weibo account that first brought up Tao’s dispute with SM Entertainment, bringing uncertainty to his status as a member of EXO.
In the morning of June 12th, Tao also began following the official account for his personal studio, confirming the authenticity of the news.
Following the news gaining so much attention, SM Entertainment was naturally contacted for updates but so far no concrete answer has been obtained as the agency remained vague, stating, “We heard the news about his workshop, we’re currently continuing to negotiate towards a progressive direction.”
Source: Koreaboo & Allkpop