YouTube Sensation, Psy Finds Success 'Unreal'

Rapper Psy performs onstage (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

SEOUL, South Korea (CBS SF/AP) – South Korean rapper PSY finds his success with “Gangnam Style” so unreal that he wonders if he’s being tricked into believing it – like Jim Carrey in “The Truman Show.”

YouTube Sensation, Psy Finds Success 'Unreal'

Park Jae-Sang, also known as Psy (credit: KIM JAE-HWAN/AFP/GettyImages)

PSY said Tuesday in a press conference in Seoul that he cried in disbelief when his song entered the Billboard 100 earlier this month. The 34-year-old now says he’ll go topless in joy on a stage if “Gangnam Style” tops the chart. The song’s at number 11 this week.

The music video for “Gangnam Style” has gone viral with more than 270 million views on San Bruno-based YouTube and counting. People around the world are mimicking PSY’s horse-riding dance in the video. Including a local couple who created a “Gangnam Style” music video for their wedding.

In the 1998 movie “The Truman Show,” Carrey plays a man unaware that he lives in a reality television show.

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