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반기문 UN총장, 싸이에 말춤배우며 "질투나.."By 박한나
Published : Nov. 15, 2012 - 16:45
반기문 UN 사무총장이 ‘월드스타’ 싸이에게 질투심을 느낀다고 말했다.
반 총장은 유투브 뮤직비디오 조회수 신기록 행진을 이어가고 있는 가수 싸이와 만난 자리에서 “며칠 전까지만 해도 내가 세계에서 가장 유명한 한국인이었는데, 얼마 전 어떤 사람이 이제는 그게 바뀌었다고 하더라. 질투심을 느꼈다”며 농담했다.
지난 화요일 UN 본부에서 만난 두 사람은 싸이의 히트곡 ‘강남스타일’에 등장하는 말춤을 함께 추는 등 즐거운 시간을 보냈다.
서로 칭찬을 주고받는 훈훈한 분위기가 계속되는 가운데 싸이는 기자들에게 “지금 이 건물에 세계에서 가장 유명한 한국인 1, 2위가 함께 있다”며 말했다.
싸이는 또한 “모든 한국인들에게 반 총장은 최고로 멋진 사람이다. 그런 분이 나를 알고 있고 내 뮤직비디오를 보고 그 조회수까지 알고 있다는 사실이 무척 감동적이다. 심지어 내가 빌보드 차트 2위에 올랐을 때 보다 더 기분이 좋다”고 말했다. (코리아헤럴드)
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Psy and U.N. secretary-general praise each other
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is jealous of South Korean rapper Psy.
The U.N. chief joked during a meeting with the rapper that 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,” Ban said.
The two lavished praise on each other at U.N. headquarters Tuesday, with 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 U.N. chief.
Psy also had nothing but praise for Ban.
“For all the Koreans he is the guy, you know, in everyone‘s heart in Korea, the best among the best. To be here and he knows me, even the thing that he knows me is so touching right now, and he’s saying he saw my video. He counted my video views,” Psy said. “This is much more better feeling than when I did No. 2 on Billboard.”
Earlier, Ban met supersonic skydiver Felix Baumgartner and spoke admiringly of his death-defying leap last week from a balloon 24 miles (39 kilometers) above the Earth. Baumgartner, whose jump broke the sound barrier and set a world record, offered to give Ban skydiving lessons.
It was a break from the conflict and wars the U.N. chief usually deals with. Ban‘s spokesman, Martin Nesirky, told reporters the secretary-general thinks it’s important to engage different parts of society. (AP)
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