PSY on being compared to herpes: ‘I think it’s really cool, and I appreciate that’

Apparently Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day doesn’t share Dave Grohl’s affection for PSY. Yesterday he took to Instagram to bash the K-pop star with a pic and the comment “This dude is the herpes of music. Once you think it’s gone, it comes back. #herpes #flareup #pleasegoaway.”

Fuse asked PSY about the comment in an interview Thursday and his answer was pretty amazing. First, he asked for an explanation because he had no idea what herpes is—or didn’t know the English word, at least. When he had it explained to him, he cooly addressed Billie Joe, subtly dissing him by also seeming to have no idea who he or “Green Days” are: “I kinda like it, it’s cool. So he’s saying I’m like herpes? I should say something to him. What was his name? Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day, he’s saying I’m like herpes, it keeps coming back. I think it’s really cool and I appreciate that. Thank you.”

Watch below.