Barack Obama Shows No Love For PSY Following 'Anti-American' Rap
Korean star PSY’s “anti-American” lyrics from a 2004 song didn’t keep the Asian sensation from performing at Sunday night’s annual “Christmas in Washington” charity concert, with President Obama in attendance.
On Friday, the “Gangnam Style” star apologized after a song surfaced featuring the artist rapping about American troop and their families dying “slowly and painfully.” PSY did his best to explain the comments in his statement, writing:
“The song I was featured in — from eight years ago — was part of a deeply emotional reaction to the war in Iraq and the killing of two innocent Korean civilians that was part of the overall antiwar sentiment shared by others around the world at that time,” he said “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 anyone by those words.”
President Obama, who spoke after PSY performed his hit song “Gangnam Style,” omitted the pop star’s name during a short speech at the event. The President made sure to thank Diana Ross, Conan OConan and “all the other talented folks on this stage” — but understandably, no shout out for PSY.
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