Psy: ‘President Obama told me he embarrasses his family doing ‘Gangnam Style’ dance’

The Korean pop star says that Obama told him he's now stopped doing the cult dance craze

Korean pop sensation Psy has said that President Barack Obama told him he’s good at doing the ‘Gangnam Style’ dance, but that it embarrasses his family.

Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, Psy said of meeting Obama:

He told me he’s good at ‘Gangnam Style’ but that the ladies at his house are embarrassed when he’s dancing so he’s not doing it.

Psy met with President Barack Obama earlier this month, just days after apologising for threatening to kill Americans in 2002. He was a guest at the Christmas in Washington benefit held at the National Building Museum in the US capital on December 9.


The annual event raises money for the Children’s National Medical Centre.

The musician was revealed to have expressed anti-American views at a performance 10 years ago, following the death of two Korean girls who were run over by a US military vehicle.

Video footage from the time of Psy’s protest showed him smashing a model of a US tank into a stage. Two years later he joined a group of other artists onstage to perform the song ‘Dear America’, written by South Korean metal band NEXT.

The lyrics of the song are reported to include the lines: “Kill those Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives/Kill those Yankees who ordered them to torture/Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law, and fathers/Kill them slowly and painfully“.

The rapper has since issued a full apology for the lyrics, saying that he “understands the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world”.

Psy went on to tell the Hollywood Reporter that he is currently recording a full-length album. He said: “I want everybody’s attention.”