Psy invited to Park Ji-sung’s game

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Apr 28, 2013 - 20:15
  • Updated : Apr 28, 2013 - 20:15
South Korean rapper Psy is considering attending a charity football match to be hosted by Queens Park Rangers midfielder Park Ji-sung, the musician’s agency said Friday.

YG Entertainment said the rapper, who rose to global stardom last year with his music video “Gangnam Style,” was recently invited to take part in the third Asian Dream Cup organized by the South Korean football star. The event is tentatively scheduled to take place in Shanghai in June.

“We’re still working out our schedules since Psy left for the U.S. Thursday to promote his new single,” an agency official said.

“We’re still negotiating, and nothing has been decided.”

The Asian Dream Cup is an annual charity match that aims to foster the next generation of football players in Asia. The first two Dream Cup matches were held in Southeast Asia, both drawing popular South Korean celebrities.

Psy and Park are known to be close friends, with the former Manchester United player almost having appeared in Psy’s music video to his global hit “Gangnam Style,” which is currently the most watched video on YouTube with over 1.6 billion views.

“Given their close relationship, we’re considering Psy’s participation though his overseas schedule can be pretty unpredictable,” the official said.

Psy left for the U.S. on Thursday for a three-month tour to promote his new single “Gentleman.” He received an award on Friday at New York’s Tribeca Film Festival and will appear on NBC’s “Today Show” May 3. (Yonhap News)