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Psy, the Korean-born musician behind the recent pop mega-hit "Gangnam Style" has just returned back to South Korea after a trip to the United States, having met with Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun for a "talk."
Although no details have been made public regarding what went on in that meeting, the Korean press has offered much speculation as of late regarding the possible outcome, with rumors including collaboration between Psy and Justin Bieber to Braun purchasing the rights to produce a remake of "Gangnam Style," the Korea Herald reports.
"[Braun] doesn't want me to talk about our relationship yet, so what can I say?" Psy told the Boston Globe in an interview. "He's a real nice person."
It's apparent that Braun is a fan of Psy as well, as he reportedly tweeted "HOW DID I NOT SIGN THIS GUY?!??!" alongside a YouTube link to the "Gangnam Style" video.
YG Entertainment, the company that represents Psy in South Korea says that the meeting between Braun and Psy was an informal one and that Psy has plans to return to the United States in early September.
"So far no Korean singer has managed to succeed meaningfully in the U.S., but no one has ever had a good shot at that like Psy does now," Song Eui-jin, an investor relations official at YG told the Korea Times. "Such high expectations could make our stock more desirable to investors in other countries."
Psy's "Gangnam Style" video has received over 60 million hits since it first went up on YouTube and many celebrities are expressing their fondness for the song, including T-Pain, Katy Perry and Nelly Furtado.
Psy, who is a reportedly a big fan of rap, says that Eminem, 2-Pac, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre are some of his biggest musical influences.
"When I was a kid I was just a noisy boy and I preferred to be in front of people when I was young all the time," Psy said in a recent interview. "At that time I was not a good singer; still I'm not a good singer. So when I see the rappers [I thought], 'Oh, talk can be music? Wow. That's for me'."