A little over a week after his “Gangnam Style” video hit an astonishing two billion views on YouTube, Psy is dealing with the repercussions of celebrating too hard. His video for “Hangover,” a duet with Snoop Dogg, shows Psy puking, brushing his teeth and lining up about another 100 shots – all in its first minute. Other alcohol-fueled disturbing images include Psy swimming in a fountain of what looks like appletinis, both artists rubbing their lips and Snoop Dogg waking up in a bathtub. There’s also what sounds like a kazoo solo midway through, which would likely not be fun to listen to while hung over.
Currently, the video has 5 million views – about 1/400th of the amount of views of “Gangnam Style” – but new music was something Psy promised when the latter clip hit its latest milestone. “Two billion views; they are very honorable and very burdensome numbers,” Psy had said at the time. “With the appreciation, I will come back soon with more joyful contents!!”
Previously, Psy had attempted to follow up “Gangnam Style” with the video “Gentleman” after promising to “retire” his viral video hit. Since its premiere last year, the video has amassed nearly 700 million views. But even if “Gangnam Style” is his biggest smash, he’s not hurting because of it. In September 2013, it was estimated that the clip’s first billion views earned the K-pop singer somewhere between $800,000 and $2 million, money that buys a lot of shots.