Gangnam Style inspired dance-off leads to gang shootout in Bangkok

South Korean K-pop star Psy's hit was inspiration for the gun battle

South Koran pop star and internet sensation Psy is said to be the inspiration for a gun battle between two rival gangs in Bangkok.

Psy’s hit ‘Gangnam Style’ has racked up over 227 million views on You Tube and inspired a host of online spoofs. However, the video has now inspired a show of rivalry between two gangs in Bangkok, after they were reported to have had a dance-off before engaging in a gun battle, The Guardian reports.

According to Thai media website INN, the two gangs were reportedly eating in a restaurant when “the younger members of both groups danced provocatively at each other in the manner of top hit ‘Gangnam Style'”.

The dance then escalated into an argument and then later a full gun attack, in which one of the members of the gang are believed to have fired at least 50 bullets. Nobody was injured in the incident.

Psy – also known as Park Jae-Sang – told Radio 1 this week that his dance style was like “riding an invisible horse in your lower body”. The video – which you can watch below – features Sang dancing all over Seol with a cast of characters including children, nuns and boxers. Speaking about his distinctive dress – a bright blue tuxedo amongst other dapper outfits, he said: “This is the point of the Gangnam Style. Dress classy and dance cheesy.”

Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ entered at number three in last week’s UK Singles Chart.