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Phil Anselmo Apologizes After Making Nazi Salute, 'White Power' Comment

Phil Anselmo of Superjoint
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Phil Anselmo of Superjoint performs at City National Civic on Oct. 29, 2015 in San Jose, California. 

Phil Anselmo, former frontman of Pantera, has issued an apology after he was caught on video giving a Nazi salute and shouting “white power” at this year’s Dimebash.

Former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo Says He Was 'Joking' After Making Racist Gestures

The singer, who was in Pantera from 1987 through the band’s 2003 split, initially commented on the video to claim that he was "joking," Loudwire reports.

On Saturday, Jan. 30, he addressed the situation further in a video posted to Housecore Records’ YouTube channel, apologizing for what he did, saying that “it was uncalled for” and asking fans to give him “another chance.”

“Philip H. Anselmo here, and I’m here to basically respond to all the heat I’ve been getting that I deserve completely,” he begins in the clip.

“I was at the Dimebash, and it was extremely late at night,” he continues. “There was heavy-duty talk between myself and those who love Dime. And heavy emotions were flowing, jokes were made backstage that transpired upon the stage, and it was ugly. It was uncalled for.”

“And anyone who knows me and my true nature knows that I don’t believe in any of that; I don’t want to be part of any group. I’m an individual, and I am a thousand percent apologetic to anyone that took offense to what I said because you should have taken offense to what I said. And I am so sorry, and I hope you just … man, give me another chance to …  just give me another chance. I love all of you. And anyone who’s met me, anyone who knows me knows that I love all of you. Bless you.”

Dimebash, an all-star tribute to Pantera’s late guitarist Dimebag Darrell, took place on Jan. 22 in Hollywood and benefited the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.

Hear Anselmo’s apology in the video below.