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PSY Says He's Ready to Retire 'Gangnam Style' in US

Wednesday, 02 Jan 2013 11:39 AM

By Dale Eisinger

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The hit that keeps on hitting may have seen its end on New Year’s Eve. International sensation PSY, who struck viral gold with his pop song "Gangnam Style," said he would stop performing the song as of the last day of 2012 — at least in the United States.

PSY's last performance of the song, along with its infamous "horsey dance," apparently was on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve," where he appeared alongside a number of other musical acts.

The Korean singer told MTV that he didn't want to keep the massive hit going because, he swears, he has another great single on his hands.

"The song became too popular, and so you start to have some concern about its life period," PSY said. "I'm really working hard on a new single right now, and I'm not saying ['Gangnam'] is ending on 'Dick Clark' — I still have a lot of invitations to perform it ... I'll be in Paris, and in February I got invited to perform in China, and I've still got to do promo. So let me say that in America I need a new single because 'Gangnam Style' got too popular, so I've got to write a new single."

It’s also one of the biggest songs of all time. The video for "Gangnam Style" racked up an incredible one billion YouTube views in 2012.

PSY also made political headlines in after it was revealed that he had sung anti-American sentiments in the wake of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.

“Kill those f****** Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives/Kill those f****** Yankees who ordered them to torture/Kill their daughters, mothers, daughters-in-law and fathers/Kill them all slowly and painfully," the 34-year-old sang then in protest lyrics.

Before PSY was set to perform at the annual White House Christmas gala before President Barack Obama and his family, he was met with derision from both sides of the political spectrum for the protest song. But, as they say in the business, the show must go on, and Obama seemed delighted.

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