What the heck happened to that guy? Does anyone know? Hmm…..
Wop Wop Wop Gangnam style!
In 2012, Psy shot to international fame after releasing “Gangnam Style.” The single, released from his sixth studio album Psy 6 (Six Rules), sold millions of copies and made him a household fixture, but since his tremendous success, Psy—whose real name is Park Jae-sang—has all but disappeared. Let’s find out what this guy has been up to!
In 2012, shortly after Psy’s climb to fame, a 2004 video surfaced of the singer calling for the deaths of American soldiers, reported CNN. The controversial (and profane) lyrics are part of the protest song “Dear America,” which was written by South Korean rock band N.EX.T. In the song, Psy raps the following lines (via New York magazine): “Kill those f**king Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives / Kill those f**king Yankees who ordered them to torture / Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers / Kill them all slowly and painfully.” Not exactly the party anthem he’s become known for.
In a statement, Psy profusely apologized for his language, claiming it was an emotional response to the Iraq war and the death of two young Korean girls killed by a U.S. military vehicle. “I understand the sacrifices American servicemen and women have made to protect freedom and democracy in my country and around the world,” read the statement, in part, via CNN. “While I’m grateful for the freedom to express one’s self, I’ve learned there are limits to what language is appropriate and I’m deeply sorry for how these lyrics could be interpreted. I will forever be sorry for any pain I have caused by those words. While it’s important that we express our opinions, I deeply regret the inflammatory and inappropriate language I used to do so.”