I will be answering questions at 5pm EST for 1 hour TODAY. Send your questions now and I will try to answer as many as possible. I tweeted my verification (psy_oppa)

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PSY_Oppa6177 karma

because her ass was so mad

Makah_Behr2927 karma

Do you have a favorite Gangnam Style "spoof" video?

PSY_Oppa3399 karma

ohio university marching band

ao62382803 karma

How do you always manage to keep such a straight face when dancing?

PSY_Oppa5725 karma

because i'm serious about my dancing

dckunited2771 karma

Did you just sit down and say to yourself, "I'm going to make the catchiest fucking song of all time"?

PSY_Oppa3746 karma

i thought so but only for korea.

OrlandoFurioso2746 karma

Is Gangnam style intended to be a social critique, or is it just supposed to be fun?

PSY_Oppa3257 karma

GS is not a critique, just FUN!

drodenbach2673 karma

Psy, what's something that people don't know about you that you wish they did?

PSY_Oppa4844 karma

i compose all my music myself

andrewleetzor2659 karma

Who is your inspiration ?

PSY_Oppa5277 karma

freddie mercury

PSY_Oppa2624 karma

i will try to answer as many questions as possible and then i have to go to studio to finish my new record. thank you reddit for making this #1 post.

Deadly_Lust2466 karma

How many asses have you screamed at since the start of your singing?

PSY_Oppa3764 karma

lots of ass questions. it is embarrassing to admit but this was my very first time

PSY_Oppa2353 karma

ok everybody. thank you for so many questions. sorry i could not answer them all. i have to go to studio to finish my new record now!

please follow me on twitter @PSY_oppa and see you soon!!!

terets2352 karma

How many times did it take to do the elevator portion of your video in Gangnam Style?

PSY_Oppa3621 karma

that was ad libbed. nong chul is the name of the elevator guy and he is very famous comedian in korea. that is a very popular dirty move he has been doing for 6 years and i asked him to do it in my video. if i am underneath, it would be dirtier!

we only did 2-3 takes and everyone on the video set was crying from laughing. definitely my favorite scene in the video.

PSY_Oppa2296 karma

Hi everyone, we are running slightly late, will be with you ASAP!!

Mattyi2275 karma

I recently read you went to Berklee college of music up here in Boston. I've always had the impression that pop music isn't typically what Berklee students are interested in producing. I imagine this might just be misconception that I have, however. Still, with this in mind:

  • How do you think Berklee prepared you for a career in K-Pop? What things that you learned translated well (or didn't translate) to that style?
  • Were you interested in producing K-Pop style music while you were at Berklee, or did your interests change?

PSY_Oppa2622 karma

  1. unfortunately i didn't attend class that much. sorry!

  2. when i was in college i was young and stupid so i thought i cannot learn creative things from other people like professors. i taught myself. but nowadays sometimes i regret but things worked out ok.

PizzaBoxJM2244 karma

The lady who owns the pizza place next door is korean and she doesn't believe me when I tell her you're suddenly super popular in the states. That being said... Will you sign my tits?

PSY_Oppa3477 karma

where are you?

TheCSEC2227 karma

How did you come up with the name PSY?

PSY_Oppa3515 karma

short for psycho

jreacher2206 karma

Can I come and hang out with you in Seoul?

PSY_Oppa5675 karma

call me maybe

PSY_Oppa1960 karma

Thrietyl1875 karma

How many instruments can you play?

PSY_Oppa2794 karma

  1. clarinet and drums

Kreamcheez1868 karma

Who is one celebrity you want to meet that you haven't already?

PSY_Oppa2872 karma

tom cruise

faithful_sta11ion1844 karma

Did you ever get bored doing the gangnam-style dance?

PSY_Oppa3555 karma

there's no time to be bored. i'm so busy doing the horse dance...

rey31001698 karma

What is the weirdest thing you've ever seen a fan do?

PSY_Oppa2581 karma

i feel weird about all the fans because they are so worldwide. i cannot really believe it yet.

WTFOutOfUsernames1692 karma

many Koreans are huge gamers, are you? What are your favorites?

PSY_Oppa3325 karma

i don't play games at all. i only play physical games but i cannot tell you any details...

mellodymaker2501661 karma

Your international fame blew up really quickly. How did your family and friends react to your sudden popularity?

Edit: Grammar

PSY_Oppa2789 karma

they are normal people so they are freaked out because it's way too fast and way too far. even i myself get freaked out a little bit about it. we were not ready for this

hurdur11511 karma

Why are you such a nice guy?

PSY_Oppa2665 karma

i am nicer than you think!

almestra1472 karma

What's your favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

PSY_Oppa3374 karma

korean food

PSY_Oppa2202 karma

it showed momentum of my life. much higher excitement than being #2 at billboard!!

GregorJLS1374 karma

what is your favourite song you've made, besides Gangnam Style?

PSY_Oppa2117 karma

find the song called "it's art" at youtube

YoungWhiteMaleAMA1301 karma

Did you dream of being a famous singer when you were a kid, or did you have other careers in mind?

PSY_Oppa2090 karma

i just wanted to be in front of people. i always enjoyed that when i was a kid.

housut1293 karma

How do you keep your hair so perfect?

PSY_Oppa2360 karma

it only looks perfect on TV!

[deleted]1292 karma

I am doing a report on Korean for a linguistics class. Do you find Korean to be difficult to rap in?

PSY_Oppa2724 karma

not at all because i'm korean!

in the same way, it's kind of hard to eat scrambled eggs for breakfast.

kei-clone1255 karma

Psy you fucking rock! Thought you were hilarious in Hyuna's latest video. I have a few questions:

  1. As wonderful as she is, was there any reason you picked Hyuna as your front girl for Gangnam Style? I'm sure you had lots of choices in the Kpop world!

  2. When's your international album coming out? I think Right Now would be a great way to follow up outside of Korea, since I heard that you were looking to use a previous song. Would you be going in a similar direction for your next release, or would you be trying something like Champion instead?

shoutout to /r/kpop!

EDIT: Just saw that you actually intend to write your next song in English. Great! Any idea which direction you'd take it?

PSY_Oppa1786 karma

  1. i think hyuna is the best person for gangnam style because she has both aspects, sexy and cute

  2. coming very soon

tekdemon1173 karma

How many people are in those huge concerts you do in Korea? The concerts look crazy massive!

PSY_Oppa2306 karma

seoul city hall was 100,000 people!

Fivaldo1055 karma

Are you planing to come to Europe anytime soon?

PSY_Oppa1809 karma

in november

PSY_Oppa1496 karma


pokepal954 karma

You say you produce music, which is incredibly rare in pop music. Does this mean you created the instrumental track in Gangnam style? If so what programs/hardware are you using. Also if you made this track I believe you could transition into being an electronic dance music producer quite easily.

Side note: you come across as a funny but humble guy. I'm happy for your success.

PSY_Oppa1521 karma

i'm doing the tracks with other guys together using Logic

esposimi922 karma

Are you looking forward to playing more shows in the USA? How has the fanbase treated you here so far?

PSY_Oppa1632 karma

in korea i've been really famous for my concert. coming soon to USA...

MaoLuvo621 karma

What are your current plans for your next album/single release and when can we hope to expect it?

PSY_Oppa1102 karma

very soon

EointheGUY594 karma

Hello PSY. My question is, what part of the "American Lifestyle" seemed the most strange to you when you first came here? BTW my mom is South Korean.

PSY_Oppa1949 karma

not taking off shoes indoors

Dylvern504 karma

What types of music do you like to listen to, both Korean and foreign?

PSY_Oppa966 karma

i love to listen to everything

ImpulseControl503 karma

What's your favorite brand of Soju?

PSY_Oppa1026 karma

Chamisul. I'm a model for Chamisul

neurosciencey495 karma

My Korean friend introduced me to the TV show Infinity Challenge, and we spent our weekends watching it in college! Loved your duet with Noh Hong-chul.

My question: when did you start learning clarinet, and what is your favorite clarinet solo to play?

PSY_Oppa839 karma

i started learning at 8 yr old.

favorite solo is main theme of movie called "dying young" by kenny g.

yumina06463 karma

Who do you interact with the most in YG Family?

PSY_Oppa830 karma

YG himself

Axxcess346 karma

What are you dressing up as for halloween? Does South Korea have halloween?

PSY_Oppa1048 karma

i heard my costume is costume of the year so this halloween i gotta dress more classy, as classy as possible.

ryan seacrest suggested i dress up as taylor swift for halloween!

there is no halloween in south korea.

Chippoke277 karma

What has been the best part of your new international fame?

PSY_Oppa944 karma

achieving a larger fame than before

TheReaperLives274 karma

At what point in your life did you realize you wanted to make music? Was there a specific moment?

PSY_Oppa631 karma

i wanted some beats so i could dance on my own. that was the beginning...

meatb4ll246 karma

What is your favorite place in the world and why?

Also, do you crumple or fold your toilet paper?

PSY_Oppa552 karma

seoul, korea. it is my home.

i fold first