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Rapper PSY wants Tom Cruise to do 'Gangnam Style' dance

BANGKOK (AP) -- The South Korean rapper behind YouTube's most-viewed video ever has set what might be a "mission: impossible" for himself.

Asked which celebrity he would like to see go "Gangnam Style," PSY told The Associated Press, "Tom Cruise!"

Surrounded by screaming fans, he then chuckled at the idea of the American movie star doing his famous horse-riding dance.

PSY's comments Wednesday in Bangkok were his first public remarks since his viral smash video -- with 838 million views -- surpassed Justin Bieber's "Baby," which until Saturday held the record with 803 million views.

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"It's amazing," PSY told a news conference, saying he never set out to become an international star. "I made this video just for Korea, actually. And when I released this song -- wow."

The video has spawned hundreds of parodies and tribute videos and earned him a spotlight alongside a variety of superstars.

Earlier this month, Madonna invited PSY onstage and they danced to his song at one of her New York concerts. MC Hammer introduced the Korean star at the American Music Awards as "my homeboy PSY!" Asked on Election Day if President Barack Obama could do the dance, Obama replied, "I think I can do that move," but then concluded he might "do it privately for Michelle," the first lady.

PSY was in Thailand to give a free concert Wednesday night organized as a tribute to the country's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who turns 85 next month. He paid respects to the king at a Bangkok shopping mall, signing his name in an autograph book placed beside a giant poster of the king. He then gave an outdoor press conference, as screaming fans nearby performed the pop star's dance.

Determined not to be a one-hit wonder, PSY said he plans to release a worldwide album in March with dance moves that he thinks his international fans will like.

"I think I have plenty of dance moves left," he said, in his trademark sunglasses and dark suit. "But I'm really concerned about the (next) music video."

"How can I beat 'Gangnam Style'?" he asked, smiling. "How can I beat 850 million views?"

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7Comments
Dec 4, 2012 4:20AM
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Believe it or not, I have not watched this "Gangham Style" video. I have only seen clips of it on the TV. Our son has told us all about it, and the media loves it so I am writing it on my "to do" list for this week, maybe I can fit it in today; I do love to ride my horse (Ginger.) LOL :) It sounds and looks like an awesome video, and I think it will be fun to dance to. I am a country music fan, I can do almost any line dance, from Achy Breaky to The Watermelon Crawl, Boot Scoot & Boogie, Two Step, etc..... and even Square Dancer. Hey! Time flies when your having fun,  I gotta get ready for work, yall have a good day!!!
Dec 2, 2012 6:29PM
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 think this dude should inspire a horror movie where the guy who is doing the gangum dance is the first to go..  if they cast tom cruise as that character..so be it..

Nov 29, 2012 2:04PM
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Dave is right. Are you from Bridgeport.
Nov 29, 2012 1:24PM
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yahoo reporting right on the mark again. it was will-I-am not mc hammer who introduced him.
Nov 29, 2012 12:09PM
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Race to a billion views...looser has to cover the other guys song on his next album!!!
K-Pop is great and PSY has always been good. Check out his other music; he's not a one-hit wonder.

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