PSY and MC Hammer Combine for 'Gangnam Style' At AMAs (Video)

The two stars' mash-up of "Gangnam Style" and "Too Legit to Quit" was the closing act of last Sunday's award show. PSY and MC Hammer Combine for 'Gangnam Style' At AMAs (Video)

Rapper Stanley Burrell aka MC Hammer made history in the closing stages of the 2012 American Music Awards by teaming up with PSY to deliver the world famous horse dance.

The "U Can't Touch This" MC and his Korean counterpart's performance was the last act of the award show's 40th annual instalment, which took place at Los Angeles' Nokia Theatre last Sunday.

Burrell's cameo was kept a secret and the first major hint of him showing up came only when PSY appeared on stage wearing his 90s' trademark Hammer Pants. In the middle of his performance, Burrell surprised everyone by gracing the stage and he then danced to the mash-up tune of PSY's "Gangnam Style" and his own "Too Legit to Quit"

By doing so, Hammer became a member of the growing group of high-profile celebrities who have cashed in on the Gangnam craze. Before him, Madonna, Heidi Klum, Carrie Underwood, Susan Boyle and several other personalities had done the same.

Later on, when PSY was asked why he chose to collaborate with the Hammertime founder, he explained that he wanted to present "something huge, very massive" to the AMAs audience.

"What I thought was, I've got to do more than Gangnam Style, so I thought about it? Something special, something huge, very massive. I just got the word, MC Hammer, aww yeah," the K-pop sensation told Access Hollywood:

When Hammer was approached for a word on PSY, he added: "He's got the world dancing again. He's got the world on fire. I love what he's doing and I was a huge fan of his work. It's unbelievable the level that he has the world dancing. It's only happened like four times. James Brown, Michael Jackson, Hammer time and Psy? Other people may have a record, but they don't have a dance."

Watch MC Hammer and PSY's AMAs performance:

Written on Nov 22 2012 by Zohaib Ahmed (Google+ profile), junior writer at KOvideo. Tags: psy mc hammer


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