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Former ONEFOUR Member Pio 'YP' Misa: 'I'm Not Proud Of The Music I've Made In The Past'

22 March 2024 | 12:25 pm | Mary Varvaris

“There is that feeling of guilt, knowing that I’ve influenced some of the younger generation to do stuff like that.”


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Pio Misa, better known by his moniker YP as a former member of Sydney drill group ONEFOUR, has done a new interview for Nine News in which he admitted that he isn’t proud of the music he’s made in the past.

In the candid interview, which started with the musician in a jail cell discussing the moment he saw the news about an alleged plot to murder him and his bandmates earlier this year, Misa showed remorse for his past and talked about his new career as a priest.

Nine NewsJames Wilson mentioned that ONEFOUR were previously named by NSW Police when it came to the “postcode wars”, with Misa stating: “There is that feeling of guilt, knowing that I’ve influenced some of the younger generation to do stuff like that.”

Openly emotional, he continued, “I’m not proud of the music I’ve made in the past.

“If you believe in something, you should stand up for your beliefs. You should stand up for your family. Protect those you care about. In the right way, though—if there’s a way to sort issues out without violence, we should definitely take that approach.”

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Earlier this year, Misa was released from prison after committing an assault and found solace in his childhood church in Mt Druitt. It was there that he decided on his new career path: priesthood.

“I decided to take that next step in the gospel, and it was becoming a priest,” he said (via the Sydney Morning Herald). In addition to his Bible study, Misa trains in a Western Sydney gym and trains local youngsters.

At the end of last year, it was reported that YP had plans to step away from ONEFOUR, having reconnected with Christianity during his previous stint in jail. Last September, he was arrested for leading a brawl in northwestern Sydney.

He was subsequently charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and destroying or damaging property equal to or less than $2,000 in value. He also received a charge of affray.

This June, ONEFOUR will perform as part of Melbourne’s RISING Festival following the release of their popular Netflix documentary Against All Odds.