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Gagnam style comes to the UN (VIDEO)

Gagnam style's peddler Psy gave UN Secretary Ban Ki Moon a lesson in the cult dance in New York.
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Psy performs onstage at Kyonggi University in Suwon, South Korea, on September 25, 2012. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Gagnam style has made its way to the United Nations. 

Psy, the rapper behind the global K-Pop hit, taught UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon the moves, including the now-infamous invisible horse trot, on a visit to New York Tuesday. 

Though he initially appeared hesitant at the suggestion of dancing, he eventually joined in, laughing and smiling. 

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"I'm a bit jealous," Ban told reporters. "Until two days ago someone told me I am the most famous Korean in the world, the Guardian reported. "Now I have to relinquish. I have no regrets."

"So now you have first and second famous Korean in the same building," Psy joked back. 

Psy, real name Park Jae-Sang, "appeared starstruck" when he met Ban, according to BBC News

Though Ban Ki Moon has done some tricky diplomatic shuffles lately, this may have been his finest yet. 

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