Psy gallops into Bangkok, Gangnam-style | Bangkok Post: news

News >

Psy gallops into Bangkok, Gangnam-style

  • Published: | Viewed: 6,465 | Comments: 1
  • Online news:
  • Writer: BangkokPost.com and Jocelyn Gecker, AP
- +

The South Korean rapper behind YouTube's most-viewed video ever galloped into Muang Thong Thani Wednesday night for the first Asian concert since his Gangnam Style video began taking the world by storm. 

Park Jae Sang, aka Psy, was the star of the packed-out concert.

Earlier, after his arrival in Bangkok, he met fans, signed autographs, held a press conference - and set what might be a "Mission: Impossible" for himself.

Asked which celebrity he would like to see go "Gangnam Style," Psy told The Associated Press: "Tom Cruise!"

Surrounded by screaming fans, he then chuckled at the idea of the US movie star doing his now famous horse-riding dance.

Psy's comments in Bangkok were his first public remarks since his viral smash video - with 838 million views - surpassed Justin Bieber's "Baby," which until Saturday held the record with 803 million views.

"It's amazing," Psy told the media, saying he never set out to become an international star. "I made this video just for Korea, actually. And when I released this song - wow."

The video has spawned hundreds of parodies and tribute videos and earned him a spotlight alongside a variety of superstars.

Earlier this month, Madonna invited Psy onstage and they danced to his song at one of her New York City concerts. MC Hammer introduced the Korean star at the American Music Awards as, "My Homeboy Psy!"

This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.

1 people commented about the above

Readers are urged not to submit comments that may cause legal dispute including slanderous, vulgar or violent language, incorrectly spelt names, discuss moderation action, quotes with no source or anything deemed critical of the monarchy. More information in our terms of use.

Please use our forum for more candid, lengthy, conversational and open discussion between one another.

  • Latest
  • Oldest
  • Most replied to
  • Most liked
  • Most disliked

    Click here to view more comments