Psy Apologizes For 'Inflammatory And Inappropriate' Anti-American Lyrics

Psy Apologizes For 'Inflammatory And Inappropriate' Anti-American Lyrics

At a 2004 concert, Psy reportedly rapped about Americans dying 'slowly and painfully' ... on Friday, he apologized.


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Psy may be everywhere in 2012 with his smash hit "Gangnam Style," but it's a 2004 performance by the South Korean sensation that's raising eyebrows today ... and forced him to apologize for the words he used.

According to reports, in October of that year, Psy took part in a concert in where he joined several other prominent artists on stage for a version of Korean rock group N.EX.T.'s song "Dear American," and after seizing the microphone, rapped a verse that stated "F---ing Yankees" and their families, should be killed "slowly and painfully."

The concert reportedly took place months after the kidnapping — and subsequent beheading — of South Korean missionary Kim Sun-il by an Islamist group, who demanded the nation cancel plans to send 3,000 troops to support the U.S. war in Iraq. After the South Korean government refused to back down, Kim's execution was videotaped, with the masked executioner stating "Korean citizens, you were warned, your hands were the ones who killed him ... your soldiers are here not for the sake of the Iraqis, but for cursed Americans."

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