Psy issues apology for anti-American lyrics prior to meeting President Obama

By Sarah Burbank-Douglas,

Psy’s “Gangnam Style” swept the nation since its debut in mid-2012, but as Psy’s popularity has grown, the South Korean singer has received backlash from anti-American songs which have surfaced. Psy has since apologized for his comments, prior to meeting the President of the United States.

As we previously reported, Psy’s lyrics, “Kill those fu**ing” Yankees” surfaced in a protest against American soldiers.

“Kill those f***ing Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives,” he rapped. “Kill those f***ing Yankees who ordered them to torture/Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers/Kill them all slowly and painfully,” he rapped.

Reuters reports that Psy issued a statement of apology Friday in regards to his anti-American past.

"While I'm grateful for the freedom to express one's self, I've learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I'm deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted. I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused by those words,” he said.

Friday evening, Psy performed in front of President Obama and his family, he had the honor of meeting the President and first lady that same evening.

Since the release of the anti-American song, which was performed some eight years ago, his apology has been received with much scrutiny.



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