After former EXO members Kris (Wu Yifan) and Luhan, Tao is likely to fight a legal battle with popular South Korean record label SM Entertainment.

The K-Pop Star was in talks with the entertainment firm over his departure from the boy band and beginning a solo career. Although both the sides are yet to release official statements about their decision, the celeb set up his own one-man studio in China last month and released his first digital project on Thursday, 23 July.

The mini album with just three songs, "Yesterday", "TAO" and "One Heart", captured the attention of several music lovers across the globe.

But, the South Korean record label does not seem to be impressed by its controversial Chinese member as they removed the video teaser of the album from YouTube, claiming a copyright issue. So, speculations suggest that this could be the beginning of a legal battle between Tao and SM Entertainment.

However, the 22-year-old K-pop star is yet to release any statement against the agency regarding the removal of the promotional clip. He just thanked his fans through Weibo for their love and support.

"T.A.O is back to tell about our 'Yesterday' and to share 'One Heart' with everyone. The things I want to say are all recorded in the lyrics, I hope everyone likes it. Thank you to everyone who has been beside me and devoted to me. At this moment, I think we are all very happy. You all gave me your hope, I will give you all a better tomorrow. I love you all. Oh, tell me which song you like, ok?" wrote the celeb, according to Koreaboo.