Psy says ‘Gangnam Style’ success was ‘an accident’

K-pop star admits he doesn't expect to match its success with future releases

psy has branded the phenomenal worldwide success of ‘Gangnam Style’ “an accident”.

After going viral, the ‘Gangnam Style’ video has now been viewed over 1.5 billion times on YouTube, and the K-pop star was invited to Harvard University in Boston yesterday (May 9) to discuss its success.

“‘Gangnam Style’ was not normal. ‘Gangnam’ was not standard – that was an accident and accidents don’t happen often,” he said. Psy also admitted he has no expectations of matching its success – though his new single ‘Gentleman’ has already racked up an impressive 300 million views on YouTube.


Meanwhile, Psy has recently responded to being called “musical herpes” by Green Day singer Billie Joe Armstrong. “He’s saying I’m like herpes – it keeps coming back. I think it’s really cool and I appreciate that. Thank you,” Psy said diplomatically.

Harvard isn’t the first university to seek out the singer’s wisdom. Last November (2012), Psy spoke at the world-famous Oxford Union, telling students he “stayed up for 30 nights to find that horse-riding dance” for the ‘Gangnam Style’ video.

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