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Tao's Debut Music Video Blocked On YouTube By SM Entertainment

By Staff Writer | July 27, 2015 10:08 AM EDT

The music video for the solo debut of Huang Zitao (also known as Tao or Z.TAO,) estranged member of K-pop idol group EXO, was pulled from YouTube shortly after being released.

Tao's music video was released on July 23, and shortly after was removed from YouTube due to a copyright claim made on behalf of SM Entertainment. Tao, who debuted as a member of SM Entertainment's male idol group EXO in 2012, left Korea this year to pursue a solo career in China but is still under contract.

"This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by SM Entertainment," reads the YouTube page of Tao's music video.

SM Entertainment's action comes as the two sides are still in discussions over Tao's contract with the agency.

The entertainment agency previously also blocked Tao's debut teaser video from the same website, based on similar copyright claims.

Debuting as Z.TAO in China, Tao is the first member of EXO to pursue a career as a soloist.

Lyrics no his mini-album have come under fire for allegedly depicting his time in Korea in a negative light.

Tao was a member of EXO until shortly after the group released their "EXODUS" album in March. He appeared in the music videos for both the Korean and Chinese version of the single, "Call Me Baby."

Due to alleged health issues, Tao's father issued a series of statements saying that he asked his son to leave EXO.

Tao is the third member of EXO's Mandarin speaking subunit EXO-M to leave the group, following in the footsteps of Kris (Wu Yi Fan) and Luhan. Both left EXO in 2014.

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