Armstrong was, of course, noting the success of Psy’s “Gentleman,” the follow-up to his massive “Gangnam Style,” though, as you can probably tell, he was none too happy that the South-Korean Sensation has escaped one-hit wonder status (and just in case it wasn’t obvious, BJA added a couple of hashtags — #flareup and #pleasegoaway — just to get his point across).
And now, Psy has responded to those jabs … sort of. In a new interview with Fuse, he thanked Armstrong for the words, though it bears mention that he probably didn’t understand what they meant.
“What is herpes? Is it like a disease?” Psy asked, before being supplied with the grisly details. “I kind of like it, it’s cool. I should say something to him. He’s saying I’m like herpes, [I] keep coming back … I think it’s really cool, and I appreciate that. Thank you.”
For the record, Psy just thanked Armstrong for comparing him to this, maybe because he’s been called worse: Just last month, during a stop in the MTV Newsroom, he described himself as “an a–hole” , and summed up his role in the “Gentleman” video as “stupid.”
So far there’s been no response from Armstrong … seems he’s too busy hanging out with the Rolling Stones, another group that knows a thing or two about repeated cycles of activity and remission.