SEOUL – Former NBA superstar Dennis Rodman’s colorful tweets from the heart of Stalinist North Korea appear to have upset South Korea’s best known cultural export, the “Gangnam Style” rapper Psy.
In one of several tweets since Rodman arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday with members of the Harlem Globetrotters, the retired basketball Hall of Famer wondered if he might meet up with Psy during his stay in the North.
“Maybe I’ll run into the Gangnam Style dude while I’m here,” Rodman tweeted.
Whether he was joking or not, Psy clearly decided he needed to be set right on the geopolitics of the divided Korean Peninsula, and which side the rapper hails from. “@dennisrodman I’m from #SOUTH man!!!” Psy retorted on his twitter feed Wednesday.
Psy, who has been on a constant world tour since his Gangnam Style video became the viral hit of 2012, was in his home country Monday performing at the inauguration of South Korea’s new president, Park Geun Hye.