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Gangnam Style' Star Psy Apologizes for Anti-American Protests, White House Confirms Artist Will Perform for Obama

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"...forever be sorry for any pain I have caused by those words."

SINGAPORE - DECEMBER 01: South Korean singer, Psy, speaks during a press conference ahead of a free public performance at the ArtScience Museum on December 1, 2012 in Singapore. Credit: Getty Images

Singer Psy performs onstage during KIIS FM's 2012 Jingle Ball at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on December 3, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit: Getty Images for Clear Channel)

(TheBlaze/AP) PSY is apologizing to Americans for his participation in anti-US protests several years ago.

Park Jae-sang performs as PSY and issued a statement Friday after reports surfaced that he had participated in concerts protesting the U.S. military presence in South Korea during the early stages of the Iraq war. At a 2004 concert he raps about killing "Yankees" who have been torturing Iraqi captives and their families.

The 34-year-old "Gangnam Style" rapper says the protests were part of a "deeply emotional" reaction to the war and the killing of two Korean school girls. He says he "will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused by those words."

In 2004, Psy and various artists gave a live performance of a Korean rock band’s song, where Psy rapped:

Kill those f–king Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives

Kill those f–king Yankees who ordered them to torture

Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers

Kill them all slowly and painfully

Earlier Friday, the White House confirmed President Barack Obama and his family will attend a Dec. 21 charity concert where PSY is scheduled to perform.

 

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