September 19th, 2012
05:29 PM ET

K-Pop star PSY: My video's more popular than me!

When you hit it big with a viral video, there's the chance the clip can become more popular than the artist behind it, but Korean artist PSY is putting in overtime to make sure that doesn't happen to him.

The music sensation has been making the rounds from the MTV Video Music Awards to the "Today" show to "Saturday Night Live" to "Chelsea Lately," which is where we caught up with him on Tuesday night.

"I'm here to promote myself, you know ... [the] music video is more famous than I am," PSY told us. "I hate that, you know? I've got to be more famous than video. The video is much more popular. So when I say, 'I'm PSY,' people say, 'PSY?' And so I say, 'The YouTube video,' and people go, 'Ahhh!' So I'm here to promote myself and say, 'I'm the guy, I'm the guy and I'm the guy!'"

No doubt it's working, as it seems there's always a new opportunity, PSY continued.

"Everyday I wake up, 'PSY, we have something, PSY, we have something,'" he said, offering examples: "'What is it?' 'CNN reported you.' 'What is it?' 'You know, Britney uploaded your video on her Twitter.'"

Is it tiring? Yes, the "Gangnam Style" star admits, but "I cannot be tired in that kind of situation."

Spoken like a K-Pop phenom.


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  1. five finger tight grip

    who is this guy

    September 21, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. lol

    lol

    September 20, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sokman

    Youtube is full of videos that are more well-known than the people putting them on there. Get over it & enjoy your 15 minutes. You may get a Christmas album out of it at most.

    September 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. "

    Who is this tool?

    September 19, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Skamz

      This 'tool' is laughing it up all the way to the bank. The parady video makers have their 15 minutes...Psy has forever embedded himself in world pop culture lore whether he's a 1 hit wonder or something more.

      September 20, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |

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