Psy, MC Hammer Unite At AMAs, Send America Into Gallop-Like Frenzy

Korean pop sensation brings legend onstage for a mashup of 'Gangnam Style' and 'Too Legit to Quit' that had the entire audience dancing along.

No one can deny the ubiquity of Psy. But just in case there were still some people out there, likely living under a rock, who had yet to hear his infectious hit “Gangnam Style,” the Korean pop sensation took the stage at the Music Awards on Sunday night (November 18) to show them what all this fuss (and more than 750 million YouTube views) is really about.

The entire night led up to his finale performance, which was teased to feature a “secret international sensation.” He’s already performed with Madonna, so expectations were undoubtedly high. And when Psy ditched his signature baby-blue suit for a sparkly black top and hammer pants, he gave a major hint that he would meet those expectations.

Indeed, halfway through the electrifying performance — which of course, was not lacking in strobe lights, backup dancers and energy — the stage went black and all that was heard was the two familiar words: “Stop, Hammertime.” Instantly, M.C. Hammer was next to Psy, sending the crowd into a frenzy.

The two sensations — one old, one new — went on to give a rambunctiously fun mashup of “Gangnam Style” and “Too Legit to Quit” that had nearly the entire audience (and likely half of America at home) dancing along in the signature gallop-style moves.

Perhaps it was the electricity he brought to the stage or the fact that an 80s legend was by his side, but Psy’s performance made one thing clear: He’s not going anywhere.

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