The Source Magazine was front and center on New Year’s Eve during Psy’s performance of “Gangnam Style” for ‘Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.’ We were VIP guests of NIVEA, one of the lead sponsors for New Year’s Eve in Times Square for the fifth year in a row. MC Hammer even made an appearance and showed the world his Gangnam moves. Psy told MTV News he’ll be “ending” the song with his NYE performance.
“Being in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is already special — it’s the biggest stage in the universe — plus it’s my birthday, so, with all that, it may be the ending of ‘Gangnam Style,'” said the Korean singer, who turns 35 on Monday. “I mean, what better way to do it? It’s my biggest and most meaningful birthday.”
Ryan Seacrest took the stage to introduce Psy’s performance. After their set, Ryan Seacrest asked how MC Hammer came to perform on New Year’s Eve with Psy. It turns out that his manager Scooter Braun set it up. Ryan also wished Psy a happy birthday and then all of Times Square wished him a happy birthday, too. Psy looked to be in awe of the whole experience and was very proud to be performing in Times Square.
While we find it hard to believe that “Gangnam Style” is really retired, we are excited to see what our international artist of the year will come up with next.