Psy was recently interviewed by CNN's Alina Cho on QTV‘s Talk Asia. The 20-minute interview is scheduled to air on December 1st. In the interview, Psy expressed his concerns about why some Asian artists try so hard to “act American.” He says, “I don’t know why, but I think there are a lot of Asian singers who try to act American. I’m not an American, so it wouldn’t make sense for me to act like one. I want to maintain my status, career, and nationality.”
When asked what the secret to his worldwide success is, he states,
“When I was on the plane to attend to some American schedules, I thought of different ways to introduce myself to the world. They were mostly thoughts about what kind of position I had to put myself in for the future... After much deliberation, the answer was simple: be what I am, Korean. That’s one of the reasons why I chose to introduce myself before I began dancing on The Ellen Show.”
What I'm curious to find out is what he actually means by "American." Perhaps this is his way of responding to the racist outbursts around his closing performance at the American Music Awards for not being "American" and having the "honor" of closing at the AMAs. Will you be tuning in for this interview? I think it might be one of the most interesting ones.