PSY, the South Korean rapper who found fame this year thanks to “Gangnam Style,” said in an interview that his performance of the song on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Monday will be the one of the last times he will perform it.
Psy told MTV News he'll be "ending" his unavoidable dance-pop song -- a No. 2 smash on the Hot 100 whose video has been viewed over 1 billion times on YouTube -- following his performance Monday night on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve."
His popularity swelled to such heights that the White House didn't pull back an invitation despite a Washington Post report that Psy rapped, "kill those f---- Yankees who have been torturing Iraqi captives," in a 2004 anti-American heavy metal song. (Psy has since publically apologized.)
“The song became too popular, and so you start to have some concern about its life period,” he told MTV. “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
"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."
Psy admitted he has outstanding invitations to sing the song in Paris and China, so it won't be gone forever. He has just realized that too much of a good thing is, well, too much.
In 2012, “Gangnam Style” became the first YouTube video with 1 billion views. It is currently at 1.091 billion.
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