Korean pop star walks out of Melbourne interview

Andrew Duffy, ninemsn
11:00am October 22, 2012
South Korean singer PSY (real name Park Jae-Sang) has become an overnight international sensation with his bizarre-but-amazing 'Gangnam Style'.

Korean pop star Psy walked out of a radio interview with Melbourne’s Fox FM last week after he was asked about a 2001 arrest for marijuana possession.

The "Gangnam Style" singer quickly ended the pre-recorded interview last Wednesday after The Matt & Jo Show host Matt Tilley raised the topic of his arrest.

Fox FM said it decided not to air the interview in its Friday slot.

In a statement to ninemsn, Fox FM head of content Dave Cameron said Psy’s reaction was unexpected.

"Our breakfast show was asking Psy about life before the horse dance, and asked him about his two previous arrests," he said.

"Information that was freely available online and of human interest, however completely unbeknownst to us Psy apparently doesn't like to talk about anything pre-Gangnam Style, and then pulled the pin on the rest of (Southern Cross Austereo's) interviews."

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"We were also never warned by the record company not to approach him with interesting questions about his life before Gangnam, so it was a complete shock and disappointment to us."

Fox FM said it was disappointed with Psy’s reaction but there were "no hard feelings" about the mix up.

Audio of Psy’s walkout was not broadcast and the network said the recording would remain private because it did not want to "make it into a bigger story than it already is".

Source: Fox FM
Author: Andrew Duffy, Approving editor: Fiona Willan

Fox FM's interview with Psy was never broadcast
Psy stormed out of the studio after being asked about a 2001 marijuana arrest.
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