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Rapper Swings Apologizes For Working During Military Leave

By Kevin Fox | January 14, 2016 10:45 AM EST


Not long ago, rapper Swings came under fire for allegedly teaching rap classes after receiving an early military discharge due to mental health issues. At the time, he stated that he would not engage in any for-profit activities, but now it seems that he has gone back on that promise. 

On Jan. 12, Swings issued a formal apology to his fans through an online U-Stream broadcast, stating that he was not shocked by the amount of criticism he received and that he expected a certain amount of backlash. 

"I moved recently, but I didn't have enough money," he explained, stating that he was paying back his mother's debt
The rapper stated that he had very little money in his bank account, leaving him with no choice. 

He also added that he wants to apologize for initially stating that he would not engage in for-profit actvities, stating that he spoke carelessly at the time. Because "for-profit activities" covers such a wide range, he felt like he had nowhere to turn.

Previously, the rapper had stated that he would only appear on free broadcasts or volunteer shows and refuse to perform for profit. 

Referring to the rap lessons he offered, Swings stated, "they were something that I had been doing for a long time." 

Swings was discharged from the army in Sep. 2015 for mental health reasons. A few months later, his agency, Just Music Entertainment, advertised rap lessons taught by Swings on their Facebook page, drawing the ire of the page's fans. 

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