Internet sensation Psy has worked his way into American pop culture with his breakthrough video for his song “Gangnam Style” and the unintentionally comical dance that accompanies the song. Since the song went viral, he has made appearances on shows like “Saturday Night Live” and most recently dancing with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, a fellow Korean.
The South Korean singer, songwriter, rapper, dancer and record producer got down with the sec-gen at U.N. headquarters on Tuesday, reports CBS. Ban joked during a meeting that due to Psy’s viral success, with more than 530 million views for his “Gangnam Style” music video, that the performer was overshadowing him.
"I'm a bit jealous,” Ban said, as reported by CBS. “Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world. Now I have to relinquish. I have no regret."
The Associated Press reports that the two got to performing Psy’s signature dance move after a photo op with reporters, as requested by Ban.
"So now you have first and second famous Korean in the same building," Psy said.
“You are so cool… I hope you can manage global warming,” Ban said, according to CNN. “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 U.N. style.”
Psy crossed his arms at the wrists, and broke into what CNN referred to as a “horsey dance.” The usually uncool Ban joined in the fun with the world’s most famous South Korean rapper.