Psy on Reddit: Inspired by Freddie Mercury, Wants to Meet Tom Cruise

A day after horse-dancing with the Secretary of the United Nations Ban Ki-Moon, Korean pop icon Psy answered questions on Reddit.

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"Hi Reddit. How are you doing?"

A day after horse-dancing with the General Secretary of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon, South Korean Pop icon Psy met his fans on Reddit for one hour on Wednesday night. Here are some of the better questions and comments, so that you can skip the other 12,000.

Park Jae-sang, whose Gangnam Style music video has gathered 532 million views and 4.5 million likes on YouTube since July, revealed he was inspired by Freddie Mercury, the lead singer for the 80s British band Queen. (Mercury, the British rock icon who passed away in 1991, shocked his generation with his revolutionary music video performances such as his impersonation of a bored housewife in the 1984 video I want to break free.)

The one celebrity Psy still wants to meet is Mission Impossible actor Tom Cruise. Over the brief period his international fame has lasted, Psy has met, among others, with actors Betty White, Hugh Jackman and singers Britney Spears, Justin Bieber and Jon Bon Jovi.

(MORE: ‘Gangnam Style’ Mania: This Is What Happens When Psy Performs a Free Concert in South Korea)

It’s Art, a K-Pop ballad from 2010, is Psy’s second favorite song after Gangnam Style, he said. His favorite ‘Gangnam Style’ copycat rendition is the one by Ohio University’s marching band.

The elevator scene, filmed with Korean enterainer Noh Hong-chul, is Psy’s favorite scene in his much-watched video. “That is a very popular dirty move he has been doing for 6 years and I asked him to do it in my video,” he wrote. “We only did 2-3 takes and everyone on the video set was crying from laughing.”

Psy said he has not yet tired of his almost daily performances of his trademark Gangnam Style dance. “There’s no time to be bored, I’m so busy doing the horse dance,” he wrote. Asked how his family and friends reacted to his sudden international fame, the married father of two said “no one was ready for Gangnam Style.”

When one redditor invited the singer to hang out in Seoul, the rapper answered in Carly Rae Jepsen’s words: “Call me maybe.” Here’s the obligatory mash-up.

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13 comments
jazzberry2
jazzberry2

@psy_oppa Please PLEASE PLEASE FOLLOW MEEE!! UR AMAZING!!! XXX PLEASE UR SO TALENTED!!!! PLEASE MAKE MY DAY!!!XXX 오빤 강남 스타일 IS AMAZING!LUV U

Dayanevithal
Dayanevithal

@QueenRockBand @psy_oppa @TIME I do not think the Psy inpirado was in Freddy Mercury because they are totally different singers.

Dayanevithal
Dayanevithal

@QueenRockBand @psy_oppa @TIME I do not think the Psy inpirado was in Fredd Mercury because they are totally different singers.

tomitweets
tomitweets

FREDDIE, not Freddy, Mercury. Minor, but check your spelling! And Queen only shocked America in I Want to Break Free, because Americans didn't understand the Coronation Street spoof.

jack27que
jack27que

@QueenRockBand @psy_oppa @time did freddy mercury really have to be identified? if yes, that's such a shame.

proxymoon
proxymoon

@bouOL777 あちらさんはそういう話をよく聞きますよね。簡単に作れるし、ほんとにそうなのかな。。ってか、これ、見るに耐えない系というか精神攻撃ビビビ系っていうか...

gabymortem
gabymortem

RT @Beatlerick_ Cc @manzarock RT @TIME Psy on Reddit: 'Gangnam Style' singer says he is inspired by Freddy Mercury | http://t.co/XpI7abQc