Singer Michael Buble is apparently not a big fan of Psy’s newest single, “Daddy.”
During a recent appearance on the Today show, Michael was asked to watch the recently released music video for the hit single. Since he seemed focused on the music video as it played, Hoda Kotb (a self-proclaimed fan of the new song) assumed that Michael was becoming a fan, claiming that “he got it.”
However, the longtime crooner made it very clear that he was not a fan of the song or music video at all.
“I don’t got it. Honestly, I just… it just made me really sad. No, that’s just sad. That makes me sad. I don’t want to live in this world anymore.”
Buble elevated his comments about the song a few notches by briefly referencing the possibility of Psy’s “Daddy” single making it to next year’s Grammy award ceremony.
“If this is what we have to look forward [to] at the Grammys next year, I’m out. Out. I’m sorry. I’m sorry… I don’t understand anymore. Maybe I’m just the over hill or something… but I just don’t get it anymore.”
Michael Buble took his mockery one step further by beat-boxing for a short period on the air before saying, “Oh, I got a #1 hit! There we go!” The 40-year-old singer also stated that he just needed to add “some weird dance moves” and to the beatbox in order to gain eight million views online — poking fun at the seemingly simple methods used to create a viral music video.
“I realize just watching that that something’s wrong in my life. I’m now only going to make techno music.”
Kathie Lee Gifford did not hesitate to show her support for Michael’s comments on the air. She applauded him, referred to him as “a real musician” and an “early Christmas present to her “and even gave the Grammy-winning singer a high-five.
— Kathie Lee and Hoda (@klgandhoda) December 1, 2015
However, a number of fans on Twitter apparently did not agree with Kathie when it came to Michael Buble’s strongly opinionated comments. It seems as if many of them turned the tables on Buble and started mocking him as a result.
— Ken Z Liang (@KenZL) December 3, 2015
— Dan Shanley (@DanShanley18) December 2, 2015
Michael Buble who? Psy is the real trend now!
— PENBOY (@pyopeasant) December 2, 2015
And who is Michael Buble? I aint no fan of Psy but the nerve of this dude. Phft psy worked for where he is..😒😑 https://t.co/5GhOFqdtxL
— Hello realllllmino (@To_Mi_Na) December 2, 2015
On the other hand, not everyone disagreed with Michael Buble’s comments. There were quite a few tweets from people that agreed with Michael Buble and Kathie Lee Gifford.
— Derek E. Baird (@derekeb) December 1, 2015
— Laura Jenkins (@laurabjenkins) December 1, 2015
When looking at Michael Buble’s music career against Psy’s career, there really is no comparison. Michael has eight studio albums, four Grammy awards as well as multiple Juno awards. Psy just released his seventh studio album, Chiljip Psy-da, on December 1 and currently does not have any Grammy awards.
You could also say that Psy and Michael Buble are in two completely different genres (pop and soul, respectively). Until Psy became an international star with the 2012 hit single “Gangnam Style,” the South Korean singer and rapper’s audience did not necessarily reach a global level.
Even though Michael Buble expressed his strong opinion about Psy’s newest single, fans and critics should remember that it is just an opinion — something to which all people are entitled.
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