(Hollywood Reporter) There’s still hope of seeing President Obama dance “Gangnam Style,” after all.
PSY Apologizes for Anti-U.S. Statement: ‘I’m Deeply Sorry for How These Lyrics Could Be Interpreted’
In what was the first major bump in his path to American pop culture dominance, Psy, the South Korean rapper-meme, saw several videos of anti-American performances he gave at protests against the Iraq war in 2002 and 2004 surface on the web. Following outrage online, where his rap song-dance has racked up nearly a billion views, the 34-year-old performer issued a statement of apology; now, the White House has confirmed that he will keep his slot at a special Christmas concert scheduled to take place at the president’s residence on Sunday and be broadcast on December 21.
The lyrics of one song he performed in 2004 urged the death of Americans who ordered torture for Iraqis. Psy rapped the song alongside the heavy metal band N.EX.T., which originally wrote the lyrics.