【双语新闻】PG ONE Apologizes for Lewd Lyrics, Blames ‘Black Music’

China’s iconic rapper PG One apologized on Thursday for lewd lyrics, claiming he made the mistake because of “deep influence of Black music” and his misunderstanding of the core values of hip hop culture.

中国偶像说唱PG One星期四因粗俗歌词道歉,声称由于深受“黑人音乐”的影响,对嘻哈文化的核心价值理解偏颇,导致自己犯了错误。

PG One rose to fame in 2017 after appearing in The Rap of China, a Chinese rap reality show. Netizens reported his song “Christmas Eve” to the authorities, accusing him of derogating women and promoting drug use as the lyrics contain words “f…,” “bitch” and “white powder.”

PG One成名于2017年中国一档说唱真人秀节目《中国有嘻哈》。有网友举报他的歌曲《圣诞夜》歌词中包含“性…”,“婊子”和“白色粉末”,指控其侮辱妇女教唆青少年吸毒。

“I was deeply influenced by Black music in the early days when I was exposed to hip-hop culture, and I didn’t have a correct understanding of core values of hip hop culture,” the singer said on his Twitter-like social media service Sina Weibo account, adding that hip-hop should be about peace and love.

“早期接触嘻哈文化受黑人音乐影响深厚,对核心价值理解偏颇,”这位歌手在他的社交媒体服务平台新浪微博上说,并补充道嘻哈音乐应该是关于和平与爱的。

The singer said he has voluntarily removed his song online and will boost positive energy in the future.

这位歌手说,他已经自愿在网上删除歌曲,并将在未来更加提升正能量思想。

The apology apparently wasn’t accepted by the outraged netizens as a lot of them asked him to reflect on himself rather than pass the bucket to African American musicians.

显然,道歉并没有被愤怒的网民接受,因为他们中的许多人要求他反省自己,而不是把锅甩给非裔美国音乐家。

PG One’s song is contemptible, shameless and obscene, and would have a very bad influence on his fans who are mostly in their teens or 20s, said a commentary of the online edition of China Women’s News on Thursday.

PG One的歌卑鄙、无耻、下流,他的粉丝大多为十几或二十几岁,影响非常恶劣,中国妇女报网络版周四评论道。

The Communist Youth League said on its Weibo account that PG One did not give young people the proper guidance as a public figure and has already violated laws with the song.

共青团中央微博发声,PG One没有给青年人作为公众人物应有的引导,并且已经触犯了法律。

(英语俱乐部学习网独家编译;英文参考环球时报)

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