Sometimes, Psy admits, ‘Styling’ can get tiringSINGAPORE - Korean pop sensation Psy has admitted he sometimes tires of performing his massive hit. Speaking at a news conference in Singapore ahead of a free performance for fans, the 34-year-old - clad in a black suit and his trademark sunglasses - was modest about his fame and said he was just another person doing his job.
“Sometimes, honestly, yes I get tired or I get sick of it because I got so many requests to teach them, you know, like average let me say 50 requests per city, per country,” said Psy, whose real name is Park Jae-sang.
“I already taught the dance to so many people, so many times, but still the dance makes me here, to make a press conference in Singapore, so of course sometimes I’m tired about it, but I got to do it, it’s my job,” he added. He later performed the dance in front of cheering fans outside a Singapore landmark, the high-rise Marina Bay Sands casino complex.
The chubby K-pop veteran made his debut in Korea in 2001, but it was not until only 11 years later that he shot to global fame with “Gangnam Style,” which a week ago made history by becoming the most watched video ever on YouTube.
The video has so far notched more than 860 million views, overtaking “Baby” by Canadian teen heartthrob Justin Bieber.
The song has also earned Psy a nomination in the People’s Choice category of Time magazine’s Person of the Year 2012 list alongside U.S. President Barack Obama, China’s Communist Party head Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, among others.
But Psy played down his chances. “I feel really strange and weird why I’m there,” he said. “It’s not going to happen, I think, and I don’t deserve that much. I just did my job.”
Psy is currently fourth in the online rankings out of 40 candidates. The North Korean leader was well ahead in the poll on Saturday.