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Andrew W.K., self-proclaimed “Party King,” made headlines on Monday morning when his website declared: “US Department of State Brings Andrew To The Middle East As A Cultural Ambassador of Partying.”

However, before the day was out, the State Department was publicly backing away from the invitation. While Andrew’s trip was initially approved by the U.S. Embassy’s speaker program, senior State Department management retracted the offer after delving into W.K.’s full body of work.

Although Andrew won’t be making a trip to the Middle East anytime soon, this opens the door to the possibility of a musician one day holding the position of Cultural Ambassador.

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Brian Farmer is Highsnobiety's Managing Editor and is based in New York City.

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