PSY Clarifies Reports About His Connection To Businessman Jho Low + Dinner Party For Alleged Prostitution Mediation

PSY has spoken up to clarify details about his friendship with Malaysian businessman Jho Low and his connection to a report made by MBC’s “Straight.”

Previously, “Straight” reported that Yang Hyun Suk and several high-ranking figures from YG Entertainment had been involved in soliciting prostitutes for two Southeast Asian investors in July 2014.

Following the report, Jho Low’s spokesperson denied claims that the businessman was one of the investors in question. The spokesperson also commented that Jho Low was friends with PSY, and that he met Yang Hyun Suk through the singer.

On May 29, the singer wrote the following on his Instagram account:

Hello. This is PSY.

It is true that the Jho Low mentioned in the news is my friend. When I knew [Jho Low] back then, he had been someone who was active in Hollywood’s show business industry. I came to know of him because of my overseas activities during that time, and I introduced Jho Low to Yang Hyun Suk.

Regardless of if he was a good friend or not, it is an indisputable fact that I was friends with Jho Low.

When Jho Low and his party visited Korea as part of their Asia tour, Yang Hyun Suk and I were invited to attend [the dinner]. After eating and drinking with others who had been invited, Yang Hyun Suk and I left first.

At that time, I thought of [the dinner] as a meeting with a friend who came from a faraway country.

I apologize for the inconvenience I have caused with this matter.

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안녕하세요 싸이입니다. 보도에서 언급된 조로우는 저의 친구가 맞습니다. 제가 그를 알았을 당시에 그는 헐리웃 쇼비즈니스 분야에서 활발히 활동하던 사람이었습니다. 저의 해외 활동 시기가 맞물려 알게되었고 제가 조로우를 양현석형에게 소개하였습니다. 지금에 와서 그가 좋은 친구였는지 아니었는지를 떠나서 제가 그의 친구였다는 점은 명백한 사실입니다. 조로우와 일행들이 아시아 일정 중 한국에 방문했을 때 그들의 초대를 받아 저와 양현석 형이 참석했습니다. 초대된 다른 사람들과 함께 식사를 하고 술을 함께한 후 저와 양현석형은 먼저 자리를 일어났습니다. 당시로서는 먼나라에서 온 친구와의 자리로만 생각했습니다. 이번 건으로 여러분들께 심려를 끼쳐드린 점 죄송합니다.

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