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As anyone who has seen the videos for either “Gangnam Style” or “Gentleman” knows, Psy likes having a few laughs, gyrating his hips in crazy directions and playing practical jokes. He’s like the more talented version of the chubby good times guy in every frat, and as such, it should surprise no one that he likes drinking. Unfortunately, the degree to which he likes alcohol seems, at least on the surface, to be a major problem.

The Korean rapper recently sat down for an interview with The Sunday Times, and he was more than a little bit honest during the exchange. In fact, the musician opened up about his abusive father, the time he was arrested and perhaps most troubling of all, just how often he drinks. You can take a look at a portion of Psy’s own words below…
“If I'm happy, I'm drinking. If I'm sad, I'm drinking. If it's raining, I'm drinking. If it's sunny, I'm drinking.”

Later in the interview, he went on to say Korean vodka is his “best friend” and “vice partner”, but he’s also willing to drink whiskey, vodka, tequila or anything else put in front of him. Obviously, that willingness to pound alcohol hasn’t affected his ability to perform or competence at shooting music videos over the past few years, but that still doesn’t mean hitting the sauce is a great idea for his long-term prospects.

The general public is typically very accepting of reckless behavior from musicians. In fact, a case could be made that unruliness and outrageousness can actually help careers along, but that permissive attitude doesn’t mean a rapper is actually better off drinking up a storm. In Psy’s case, he’s not only a thirty-five-year-old man, he’s the father of two children. Beyond that, decades from now, he’s going to want to look back on his time in the public eye and actually remember as many moments as possible, not vaguely recall a hazy run at stardom. Besides, not every musician can be Keith Richards. People actually do die from drinking and drugs, and they actually do burn enough bridges that their future career prospects are affected.

Pop Blend’s sincerest thoughts go out to Psy as he continues to drink up a storm. Hopefully, he’ll evaluate his life and decide to get onto a different path. After all, there’s no reason to think he won’t be every bit as loveable without the booze.

Here’s a look at the rapper’s video for “Gangnam Style”…

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