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Gangnam Style rapper Psy sorry for anti-US songs

The rapper behind the record breaking viral hit Gangnam Style has apologised for previous concerts which featured anti-American lyrics.

As he prepared for a performance to be attended by US President Barack Obama and his family, Psy issued the apology as reports surfaced in the US about two performances 2004 which were critical of the US military.

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

– Rapper and pop singer Psy statement

In one performance, which Psy said was from eight years ago, the rapper protested the deaths of two teenage South Korean girls who were run over by a US tank stationed in the country.

Gangnam Style overtakes Bieber to become most watched YouTube video ever

South Korean rap star Psy's music video "Gangnam Style" has become the most watched YouTube video ever with more than 800 million views, edging past Canadian teen star Justin Bieber's 2-year-old video for his song "Baby."

Psy's video, which pokes fun at the wealthy Gangnam district of Seoul, has generated countless parodies and become a media sensation.

YouTube, in a post on its Trends blog, said Gangnam Style surpassed the site's previous record holder, Bieber's 2010 music video "Baby," on Saturday.

By morning on Monday, Gangnam Style was leading Baby by 824 million to 805 million views.


Zara Phillips to strut her stuff Gangnam style

Zara Phillips with her horse High Kingdom on day four of the London Olympic Games Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Zara Phillips is putting her equestrian skills to a new use - by perfecting the Gangnam Style dance.

The dance, which involves bounding around as though straddling a horse, shot to worldwide fame after becoming a hit on You Tube.

South Korean star Psy performing Gangnam Style on NBC Credit: NBC News

Phillips, the granddaughter of the Queen, will be joined by other figures from the Olympic eventing team for the performance in aid of Children In Need.

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