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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안녕하세요. 좋지 않은 이야기를 전해드리게 되어 죄송합니다. 나흘 전 저의 집 근처에서 혈중알코올농도 0.067%로 음주운전을 하고 적발된 사실을 자백합니다. 100일 면허정지 처분을 받을 것으로 예상됩니다. 어떠한 변명의 여지도 없는 저의 잘못이며, 음주운전자는 잠재적 가해자임을 망각한 저의 무책임한 행동에 대해 깊이 반성하고 있습니다. 이러한 사실은 숨길 수도 없으며 숨겨져서는 안 되는 일이라고 생각하여 부끄러운 글을 올립니다. 다시 한 번 실망스러운 모습을 보여드려 죄송합니다.
Please be careful next time, Verbal Jint.