Gangnam Style Artist PSY Apologizes For Anti-U.S. Rap

Psy shows off some Gangman style dance moves as he walks the red carpet of the 40th American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles Psy shows off some Gangman style dance moves as he walks the red carpet of the 40th American Music Awards at Nokia Theatre on November 18, 2012 in Los Angeles

PSY is apologizing to Americans for participating 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.”

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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