Psy - PSY inspired by Freddie Mercury

PSY wanted to be Freddie Mercury while growing up.

The 'Gangnam Style' hitmaker found himself mesmerised with Queen's live performance at London's Wembley Stadium in 1986 and admits he would watch it on loop when a child in South Korea, admiring the stage presence of the iconic singer during the concert.

Speaking at Capital FM's Summertime Ball at the iconic venue yesterday (09.06.13), where he was one of the performers, PSY told The Sun newspaper: ''If it wasn't for Queen at Wembley, I wouldn't be a pop star.

''When I was growing up I would watch Freddie Mercury with all those fans in the palm of his hand. He is the best.''

Freddie isn't the only Brit PSY - real name Park Jae-sang - credits for helping him becoming famous as he revealed 'Candy' singer Robbie Williams helped thrust him into the limelight after sharing his first single via his official Twitter account

PSY added: ''Robbie was one of the first to tweet 'Gangnam Style' so I feel I owe him a lot.''

While many stars have taken a liking to the musician, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong recently dubbed him the ''herpes of music''.

However, PSY took the apparent insult in his stride and looked at it as more of a compliment.

The 35-year-old singer mused: ''I should say something to him. Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day is saying I'm like herpes - keeps coming back. I think it's really cool and I appreciate that. Thank you.''


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