Psy Once Rapped About Killing Americans; Says He’s “Deeply Sorry”

Did Psy mean “Gangnam Style,” or “Hang ‘em Style?”

In 2004 Korean pop star Psy, who’s net worth is reporting about $4 million, participated in two anti US military presence in Iraq protests.  During a performance of the song Dream American” he actually rapped about killing Americans with the following lyrics:

“Kill those f*ck!ng Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives
Kill those f*ck!ng Yankees who ordered them to torture
Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers
Kill them all slowly and painfully”


Psy, 34, whose video for the hit song Gangam Style is now the most viewed YouTube video ever with over 900 million views, is scheduled to perform this Sunday at the Christmas in Washington concert- An event that President Obama is expected to attend.

Within hours of this news being published Psy issued a public apology:

“As a proud South Korean who was educated in the United States and lived there for a very significant part of my life, I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world. The song I featured on in question from eight years ago – was part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq and the killing of two Korean schoolgirls that was part of the overall antiwar sentiment shared by others around the world at that time.  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.

“I have been honored to perform in front of American soldiers in recent months – including an appearance on the Jay Leno show specifically for them-  and I hope they and all Americans can accept my apology. While it’s important that we express our opinions, I deeply regret the inflammatory and inappropriate language I used to do so. In my music, I try to give people a release, a reason to smile. I have learned that thru music, our universal language we can all come together as a culture of humanity and I hope that you will accept my apology.”

*Stops doing ‘sexy lady’ dance while pondering forgiveness*

[Photo Credit: PR Photos]


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  • Auggie Doggie

    Killed with a butter knife, it’s what he wants for us. So let’s do it for him.