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Taiwan pop king Jay Chou raps about a corrupt imperial court eunuch in his latest album


Taiwan performer Jay Chou answers a reporter's questions during a press conference announcing his new CD "Opus 12" in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Taiwan's pop king Jay Chou has played roles as varied as superhero, vampire and cowboy. So his latest album about an influential but corrupt court eunuch may not sound all that odd to his fans.

In "Gong Gong with A Headache" released Thursday, Chou raps about the eunuch who has a secret passion for women but "must not touch them." ''Gong Gong" is a name for court eunuchs in China.

In the music video, Chou dances stiffly like a zombie to the tune of hip hop, dressed in satin imperial court costume.

The singer also wrote the song. He says he was inspired by the popular drama series "The Legend of Zhen Huan" and other court dramas that have captivated audiences in China and Taiwan.


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