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Trivia / PSY

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  • Creator Backlash: PSY has stated on an interview with Extra! that if he knew that "Gangnam Style" would net him international infamy, he wouldn't have made it. He's also said that it's the best thing he's ever made and that he wishes to use it as a tool for world peace. Conflicted?
  • Creator Recovery: During Turn of the Millennium, PSY was accused of singing explicit and suggestive songs (like Bird) in his albums, and was also evading the mandatory military training at that time, despite he was working for a software development company, leading to him being a controversial and divisive rapper that made his earlier works much darker in tone. Come The New '10s when he joined YG Entertainment due to financial reasons after leaving military, his songs like Gangnam Style gained him much better reputation, as his songs, while still contain certain Black Comedy, are noticeably much cheerier and more humorous than he was before.
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  • Old Shame: His earlier anti-American lyrics, which, in the wake of a traffic accident that left two South Korean schoolgirls dead (run over by a US APC) and the Iraqi war, sang about killing US soldiers slowly, along with their families. He expressed regret for the extremism, citing that anti-Americanism was quite high at the time.
  • Readings Are Off the Scale: "Gangnam Style" was on track to break the YouTube view counter by exceeding 2,147,483,647 views. That particular number is the maximum value a 32-bit signed integer can hold. As a result, YouTube had to rewrite its view counters to use 64-bit integers, which can hold values of up to 9,223,372,036,854,775,807.
  • What Could Have Been: Psy was originally cast as a judge for the fourth season of Superstar K... and then Gangnam Style happened, forcing him to drop out after the first live show.


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