Pop Apologises For Racial Blunder
Veteran rocker Iggy Pop has apologised for using a derogatory racial term during a live BBC interview at the Glastonbury Festival in June (07).
The Lust For Life star - real name James Osterberg - was being interviewed at the British event when he recalled visiting "Paki shops".
The BBC swiftly issued an apology for the singer's use of the disparaging term for a person of Pakistani descent.
And Pop himself has now also apologised.
He tells website NME.com, "I'm sorry. It was one in the morning (when I said it)... that was a phrase I learned from English people while I was living there.
"But it's terrible. More fool me. Shame on me."