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    The artist initially downplayed the controversy over a lyric comparing himself to Allah, saying the verse was "never meant to be offensive or disrespectful", and his fans should stop "that bull sh*t [sic] false narrative".

    Korean-American rapper Jay Park has apologised to his Muslim fans again for using the "worship me like Allah" line in his lyrics in the remix of "MUKBANG!" after sparking outrage on social media.

    "As I read the comments (not the hateful ones but the ones who are actually trying to educate on why it's offensive), I see that I used a word some are willing to die behind in my lyrics. It's not my place to use something that means so much to Muslim people in my rap lyrics freely. I apologise to all my Muslim fans", he wrote on Twitter.

    The rapper has faced much flak from his fans, especially Muslim, for what they described as offensive and disrespectful lyrics, after he compared himself to Allah.

    Following the backlash, Jay Park issued his first apology, which has since been deleted. He claimed the "lyrics were never meant to be offensive or disrespectful", adding that his fans "are out of pocket" for accusing him of "dragging a religion" and being racist.

    Even though the tweet has been removed, screenshots can still be found on Twitter.

    The initial apology triggered more criticism from fans, ultimately leading Park to admit that he "didn't see the problem" at first.

    While some have eventually forgiven the artist and heaped praise on him for releasing a "sincere" apology, others are still discontent with him and keep spamming his Twitter account with calls to delete the song or change the lyrics.

    The 34-year-old rapper has, meanwhile, thanked his fans for understanding and helping him realise how upsetting his comparison could be.

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