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PSY brings Hammer, video actors in for 'finale' of 'Gangnam Style'
By Billboard Staff,  Billboard

Has America seen the last of "Gangnam Style"? Korean rapper PSY performed the song that spawned a billion YouTube views during "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" on Monday night in NYC -- an occasion he has called the song's U.S. "finale."

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For the performance, PSY trotted out several memorable characters from the song's video, including crotch-thrusting biker short guy and yellow suit dancer, played by South Korean entertainers Roh Hong-cheol and Yoo Jae Suk, respectively.

In a reprise of their American Music Awards triumph, PSY, who turned 35 on the holiday, also welcomed '90s rap icon Hammer to the chilly Times Square stage.

In a chat with MTV News, PSY said that he'll spend 2013 focusing on crafting another U.S. hit, rather than just continuing on his current "Gangnam"-only media tour.

"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," he said. "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."

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40Comments
Jan 3, 2013 9:05PM
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Okay look, the only point I wanted to make is that for those of us that remember Jungle Love, Gangnam style looks remarkably similar.  Which also looks similar to Hammer's "Can't Touch This"  I'm done.  ADIOS!
Jan 2, 2013 8:16PM
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I did not say there was a connection between Hammer and Morris Day.  I know that Morris Day was a protege of Prince (as well as Jerome and Alexander O'Neil) and there is no connection to Hammer.   The comment was basically that it was Morris Day who first showcased the dance with Jerome and Alex O'Neil which later became the dance in the Jungle Love video.  If you check Hammer's video, "Can't Touch This" you will see the similarities. 
Jan 2, 2013 12:30PM
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Saw the YouTube video because it was ridiculous and funny. But I can't understand why anyone would want this horrible man around.
Jan 2, 2013 8:46AM
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I can't believe this PSY is still getting any air time at all.  The US should ban his music and he shouldn't be allowed to make any appearances here.  This man wrote a song about how American

women should be brutally tortured and killed.  PSY = POS!!

Jan 2, 2013 8:39AM
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People will buy into anything if its advertised or played enough. Who is this guy and why would anyone pay an adult to run around on stage riding an imaginary horse or acting like a type writer.  Kids do this at play all the time across the world and no one pays them one penny to do. Now adults who should know better and have more commons sense are paying this guy! For What!
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