South Korean hip hop artiste Verbal Jint (버벌 진트) aka Kim Jin Tae took to Instagram to confess and to apologise for his recent DUI (Driving Under Influence) incident.
It was reported that the star’s driving license was suspended due to high blood alcohol concentration. Apparently, the rapper was pulled over for drunk driving around Mapo District, Seoul at around 10 pm on 16th June. He was driving his own vehicle and has admitted to the charges.
You may know him as the rapper who was featured in Girls’ Generation leader Taeyeon’s solo debut track, “I”. He is also one of the few underground rappers to have achieved success in the mainstream market saturated with K-Pop idols.
His post reads (translation):
“Hello. I apologise for delivering bad news.
I want to confess that 4 days ago, I was caught drunk driving in my neighbourhood with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.067 percent. My license is expected to be suspended for 100 days.
I have no intention to come up with excuses since I’m at fault. I am deeply regretful towards my reckless actions and neglecting the possibility of a drunk driver becoming an assailant.
I believe this is something that both cannot and should not be hidden, hence why I’m writing this post that makes me feel ashamed. Once again, I apologise for showing a disappointing side of myself.”
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Please be careful next time, Verbal Jint.