Gotye has already been the victim of an Internet death hoax, which he quickly quashed via Twitter, but it turns out the Australian singer has also sparked some online rumors about, of all things, his gender.

Speaking to E! Online, Gotye said, "Apparently there's been a sex change hoax as well."  When asked if he'd like to set the record straight about whether he actually is transgender or not, the singer just laughed and said, "Do I have to?  Maybe it's fun keeping it open."

Gotye also discussed the many parodies of his hit video "Somebody That I Used to Know," which is up for Video of the Year at the MTV Video Music Awards.   He told E!, "There are a bunch that I've seen that I've enjoyed.  I've certainly had a good laugh at some of them.  It's incredible to see how they kind of mutate and develop."