Worldwide sensation Psy revealed details about his university life.
A documentary called “Psy GO! Gangnam Style Legend” was aired by MBC and one of the segments featured the lecture he gave at Oxford University.
During the lecture he confessed about poor grades and shallow understanding in his early life. He said, “For 12 years from elementary school to high school, my grades were very poor. I was different from all of you gathered here. You are all good looking, and even the men were pretty. When I debuted in Korea, it was a disaster. I thought only smiles and laughter could make me a pretty guy, so I did a lot of that.”
He then continued, “When I was 15, I saw Queen performing at the Wembley Stadium. They performed ‘Bohemian Rhapsody‘, and it was a shock,” mentioning how the performance sparked his interest in music.
Psy also made a confession on how he dropped out of Boston University after a semester to attend Berklee College of Music. He said, “First, I attended Boston University, but I quit after a semester. I bought a lot of things with the tuition money. I didn’t think I could learn creativity from someone else. I wanted to learn the creative process by myself, and I put that thought into action.”
While at Berklee, he took core courses in music, only to drop out of the college later. Psy returned to South Korea to pursue a career as a singer without attaining a degree from either Boston or Berklee.
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