‘Gangnam Style’ dance-off ends with 3 dead at wedding

Three people are reportedly dead after accidental gunfire hit the crowd at a wedding reception.


Audra Schroeder

Internet Culture

Published Nov 22, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 1:20 am CDT

Dancing to Psy’s hit “Gangnam Style” has become the norm at weddings now, though most of the time people don’t bring along AK-47s to the festivities. And for good reason. 

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This Live Leak video, reportedly filmed at a Yemeni wedding, shows footage of several men doing the “Gangnam Style” dance. But about a minute in, the celebration turns chaotic. Suddenly, there are at least three people on the ground, bleeding from their heads.

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According to the New York Daily News, a fellow dancer allegedly shot off an AK-47 as a celebratory gesture, which is common in the region, but ended up hitting several people in the crowd. It’s hard to decipher exactly who has the gun from this video. You can watch the footage here. (Warning: The video is extremely graphic.)

Three people were reportedly killed.

H/T Gawker | Screengrab via Live Leak

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*First Published: Nov 22, 2013, 4:52 pm CST