In a face-to-face meeting between Ban Ki-moon and Psy at the United Nations, the UN Secretary General joked that he felt overshadowed by the South Korean rapper.
"I'm a bit jealous. Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world. Now I have to relinquish. I have no regrets," he told the press.
In the video, watch the Secretary-General try out the dance moves made famous in the ‘Gangnam Style’ video, with a little help from Psy, South Korean rapper and reality TV star.
"So now you have first and second famous Korean in the same building," Psy told reporters.
"For all the Koreans he is the guy, you know, in everyone's heart in Korea, the best among the best. To be here and he knows me, even the thing that he knows me is so touching right now, and he's saying he saw my video. He counted my video views," Psy said.
Ban said, "I know that you are here to see me dance but don't worry – I cannot even imitate your movement."
"I think the music can play a very important role. I hope that we can work together using your global reach … You have, I think, unlimited global reach," he told Psy.
Earlier, Ban Ki-moon had joked: "I was thinking about you when you were coming - you know we have tough negotiations in the United Nations. In such a case I was also thinking of playing the Gangnam Style dance so that everybody would stop and dance, maybe you can bring UN style."
34-year-old Psy, whose real name is Jae-Sang Park, zoomed to international stardom after his "Gangnam Style" music video went viral on YouTube. The original video, which mocks the lifestyles of the wealthy residents of the Seoul neighborhood of Gangnam, has been viewed half a billion times, and many parodies have sprung up on YouTube, including the latest in haunted house decor for Halloween.