The Straits Times
Published on Oct 24, 2012

Psy and UN's Ban Ki Moon praise each other


UNITED NATIONS (AP) - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon says he is jealous of South Korean rapper Psy.

The UN chief joked during a meeting with the rapper that said he felt overshadowed by the star, whose video has scored over half a billion views on YouTube.

"I'm a bit jealous. Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world. Now I have to relinquish. I have no regrets," Mr Ban said.

The two lavished praise on each other at UN headquarters on Tuesday, with Mr Ban even risking a few of Psy's trademark dance moves from the viral smash video Gangnam Style. "So now you have first and second famous Korean in the same building," Psy told reporters at a photo opportunity with the UN chief.