Psy’s choice to get some ‘Gangnam’? Tom Cruise

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Psy’s choice to get some ‘Gangnam’? Tom Cruise

BANGKOK - The Korean rapper behind YouTube’s most-viewed video ever has set what might be a “Mission: Impossible” for himself.

Asked which celebrity he would like to see go “Gangnam Style,” Psy said, “Tom Cruise.”

Surrounded by screaming fans, he chuckled at the idea of the American star doing the horse-riding dance.

Psy’s comments Wednesday in Bangkok were his first public remarks since his viral smash video - with 842 million views and counting - surpassed Justin Bieber’s “Baby,” which until Saturday held the record with 803 million views.

“It’s amazing,” Psy told a news conference, 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.”

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

Even President Obama is talking about him. Asked on Election Day if he could do the dance, Obama replied: “I think I can do that move,” but then concluded he might “do it privately for Michelle,” the first lady.

Psy was in Thailand to give a free concert Wednesday night organized as a tribute to the country’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who turns 85 next month. He paid respects to the king at a Bangkok shopping mall, signing his name in an autograph book placed beside a giant poster of the king. He then gave an outdoor news conference, as screaming fans performed the “Gangnam Style” dance.

Determined not to be a one-hit wonder, Psy said he plans to release a worldwide album in March.

“I think I have plenty of dance moves left,” he said. “But I’m really concerned about the [next] music video.”

“How can I beat ‘Gangnam Style’?’’ he asked, smiling.

AP

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