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PSY Drinks All the Time, Says Soju is His "Best Friend"

July 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm EDT

Psy waves to fans and press at Seoul's Incheon airport on April 25 Credit: Jo Seong Jin/Dispatch Images

PSY waves to fans and press at Seoul's Incheon airport on April 25
Credit: Jo Seong Jin/Dispatch Images

PSY certainly knows how to get the party started -- but ending it is another story. In a candid new interview with the UK's Sunday Times, the 35-year-old Korean pop star admits that he drinks all day and all night, regardless of whatever else he's doing or feeling.

"If I'm happy, I'm drinking, if I'm sad, I'm drinking. If it's raining, I'm drinking, if it's sunny, I'm drinking. If it's hot, I'm drinking, if it's cold, I'm drinking," he shares.

In fact, the only time he doesn't have a glass in hand, he reveals, is when he's hungover, which happens "a lot."

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His favorite libation is soju (the Korean version of vodka), which he calls his "best friend" and "vice partner," but he won't turn down other liquors. "Whisky, vodka, tequila, whatever," he says of his alcohol preferences.

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The interview also delves into PSY's troubled past, which includes an abusive father and a stint in jail. (The "Gangnam Style" singer, who notched his three billionth view on YouTube earlier this month, was arrested in Korea in 2001 for possession of marijuana.)

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Speaking about his run-in with the law, PSY describes it as a "horrible fail" but says it contributed to the person he is today.

"As an artist, the more experience, the better the creation," he tells the British newspaper. "I'm a very positive person. So if s--t happens, I think maybe this happens because a huge amount of happiness is coming to me."

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