South Korean rapper Psy, the mastermind behind the international pop sensation “Gangnam Style,” recently performed a free concert for over 80,000 adoring fans in the heart of Seoul, according to The Sun. Countless fans of the musician flocked to the city in order to catch Psy’s performance of a song that has enraptured the entire planet.
“I did not get here because I was worthy of it. I’m here because of all of you. I’m just a fat man with two kids,” Psy explained to his legion of Koreans fans. “It’s a golden opportunity to show the world how well we Koreans play.”
Psy, whose real name is Park Jae-sang, added, “I knew one of these K-pop stars would hit the world, but I didn’t know it would be me.”
After stripping off his shirt, the South Korean rapper got down to business, which included a spirited performance of his hit “Gangnam Style.” Watching all of these people dance in union while the rapper delivers his signature tune is truly something to behold.
According to The Christian Science Monitor, Psy explained to his fans that he would return to Seoul to perform a free concert should “Gangnam Style” take the world by storm.
“He said if ‘Gangnam Style’ hit the Billboard chart, he would have a concert in front of a crowd in Seoul City Hall Plaza. He wanted to keep his word. This is an iconic place,” city hall official Lauren Ran explained. In an effort to make this concert happen, the local government paid for lighting, sound equipment, video screens, and security.
Time reports that the two hour show attracted so many “Gangnam Style” fans to Seoul Plaza that many spilled out into the surrounding streets. Psy’s homecoming, it would seem, was a resounding success.
A captivating video of Psy’s “Gangnam Style” performance in South Korea on Thursday night has been embedded below.