PSY's Reddit AMA Highlights: Getting Famous and Maintaining 'Perfect Hair'
The "Gangnam Style" singer also talks attending college in Boston, wanting to meet Tom Cruise, and why he never gets bored doing his trademark move.
You’ve seen his video -- but what do you really know about the man behind “Gangnam Style"?
On Wednesday, Korean phenomenon PSY braved Reddit's AMA (“ask me anything”), a question an answer chat hosted by the popular social website.
PSY, whose “Gangnam Style” has become an international hit, revealed a few things the casual fan might not be aware of, including his biggest inspiration (Freddie Mercury) and which star he’d most like to meet (Tom Cruise).
He writes all of his own music.
Asked by a fan for permission to come visit him in Seoul, PSY replied, “call me maybe.”
PSY also reminisced on his days at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, admitting he didn’t attend class much.
“when i was in college i was young and stupid so i thought i cannot learn creative things from other people like professors. i taught myself,” he wrote. “but nowadays sometimes i regret but things worked out ok.”
Find other highlights of his AMA below.
On how his loved ones reacted to his fame:
they are normal people so they are freaked out because it's way too fast and way too far. even i myself get freaked out a little bit about it. we were not ready for this
On future U.S. concerts:
in korea i've been really famous for my concert. coming soon to USA...
On how he keeps his hair looking so perfect:
it only looks perfect on TV!
On why he keeps a straight face while dancing
because i'm serious about my dancing
On why he never gets bored doing the ”Gangnam Style” dance:
there's no time to be bored. i'm so busy doing the horse dance...
On shooting the elevator portion of the "Gangnam Style" video:
that was ad libbed. nong chul is the name of the elevator guy and he is very famous comedian in korea. that is a very popular dirty move he has been doing for 6 years and i asked him to do it in my video. if i am underneath, it would be dirtier!
we only did 2-3 takes and everyone on the video set was crying from laughing. definitely my favorite scene in the video.
Asked “why were you so mad at that girl's ass?” (see picture):
because her ass was so mad