Psy may be busy preparing to co-host this year’s MMVAs, but that isn’t stopping the Korean star from working on new collaborations!
The entertainer revealed that he will be teaming up with the guitarist of legendary rock band Queen, Brian May.
“You remember that I was and I am a really huge fan of rock band Queen? It seems like I’m going to have a brunch with Brian May tomorrow,” he says.
When asked if there was a chance of the two working on music together, Psy says, “Seems like it. I don’t know, I’m just going to eat tomorrow, but I’m super excited. The band was an inspiration to me since I was 14 or 15 until now.”
Psy’s songs are infectious, yes. Contagious almost. But we wouldn’t go as far as to call it an STD.
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong didn’t hold back, though, when talking about the Korean star, calling him “the herpes of music.”
The lead singer posted a photo on his Instagram today of Psy with the following caption: “This dude is the herpes of music. Once you think it’s gone, it comes back. #herpes #flareup #pleasegoaway”.
Who’s side are you on?
Psy has become a worldwide sensation thanks to his song and video for “Gangnam Style”, but his new video for “Gentleman” has created an enemy in his home of Korea.
The Korean star’s new video has been banned by a South Korean public broadcaster for showing a clip of him kicking a cone that says “no parking”, which state-funded KBS says doesn’t meet its standards.
Regardless, the video has already become a viral hit reaching over 139 million views, even breaking the record for most views in its first day with over 18 million. You can watch it below.
Currently on her worldwide MDNA Tour, Madonna suprised fans with South Korean pop sensation Psy as her special guest during her concert at NYC’s Madison Square Garden last night, where they performed a mash-up of Madonna’s Give It To Me and Psy’s cult smash Gangnam Style.
Madonna even performed Psy’s ‘horse’ dance, which has also been copied by stars including Mel B and Heidi Klum, and at one point crawled between his legs.
The event comes just a week after the 54-year-old star was “rejected” by Lady Gaga when she asked her to sing with her on stage. Madonna told a crowd in Minnesota earlier this month “I have the best fans in the whole world. So take that, Lady Gaga. You know, I invited her to sing with me on stage but she turned me down. It’s OK. I’ve been rejected before. It’s good to build character.”
Madonna has previously criticized Lady Gaga for copying her song Express Yourself on Gaga’s hit Born This Way. She said “I thought, this is a wonderful way to redo my song. I mean, I recognized the chord changes. I thought it was… interesting.”