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Resident apologizes for a verse written about Palestinians in ‘Atrévete’: ‘I am ashamed’

The rapper René Pérez Joglar, known as Residente, has published a video broadcast by the Peruvian newspaper The Republic showing his regret for a verse about the Palestinians which he wrote in 2009 in the famous song Dare you.

The song related the following: “Miss intellectual, I already know that you have an abdominal area / That is going to explode as a patron saint’s day / That is going to explode, as a Palestinian“.

“When as a child I wrote Dare I had no idea what was happening in the Middle East.“, he explained in the video broadcast, which already has more than 405,000 I like and 6.7 million views.

Residente has already made it clear that that line has already been removed from his concerts and has expressed that he feels ashamed for having written it. “What I did is educate myself, learn what really happens in Palestinein Gaza, understand the people and their struggle.

Some users have not completely believed his statements: “I didn’t know what was happening but it was good that he said ‘He’s going to explode as a Palestinian.'” ““What did you mean when you said you were going to explode as a Palestinian?”another has responded, taking the I like of 13,700 Internet users.

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