We take it back.Now the viral sensation known as “Gangnam Style” has reached its peak, after infecting the highest ruling body in the world: The UN.
The United Nations secretary-general Ban Ki-moon hosted Psy, the Korean rapper behind the viral “Gangnam Style” song, video, and signature dance, at the UN on Tuesday. Ki-moon quickly succumbed to Gangnam fever himself, performing the “invisible horse dance” alongside a hysterical Psy. In all likelihood, Psy was probably just incredulously pleased by the whole affair.
“Now you have the first and second famous Koreans in the same building,” joked Psy about the UN meet-up, according to CNN.
“You are so cool… I hope you can manage global warming,” Ki-Moon said in response, adding, “You know, we have tough negotiations in the United Nations. In such a case, I was thinking of playing a Gangnam Style dance, so then everyone can stop and dance. Maybe you can bring UN style.”
Psy recently brought his signature Gangnam style dance to Australia, teaching Hugh Jackman about the craze first-hand on the set of The Wolverine.
“Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world,” Ki-moon told Psy, according to Zap2it. “Now I have to relinquish. I have no regrets.”
Psy, for his own part, was probably more flattered by the chance to meet the UN chief, saying:
“For all the Koreans he is the guy, you know, in everyone’s heart in Korea, the best among the best. To be here and he knows me, even the thing that he knows me is so touching right now, and he’s saying he saw my video,” said Psy. “He counted my video views … This is much more better feeling than when I did Number Two on Billboard.”
In case the photo above wasn’t enough to convince you, here’s video proving that Psy has infected the UN with his “Gangnam style.”