PSY's Next Song Has Unfortunate Title

He's changing the name of 'Assarabia'

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 19, 2013 10:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – You'll soon have a new favorite song, as PSY plans a follow-up to "Gangnam Style"—but the rapper has to change the name first. The announced title is "Assarabia," South Korean slang used to express thrills. Though the AP notes that the word has nothing to do with ethnicity or a certain body part, PSY is concerned Arabs might misunderstand and be offended. He announced yesterday on a South Korean social media website that he'll change the title and some lyrics. PSY has also promised to do some songs in English, but it's not clear when.

In this Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, South Korean rapper PSY performs before President Park Geun-hye's presidential inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea.
In this Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, South Korean rapper PSY performs before President Park Geun-hye's presidential inauguration ceremony at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea.   (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
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