Song Seung Hwan, the head director of the opening and closing ceremonies of this year's Olympics, revealed that Psy was actually given an offer to perform but rejected it.
He explained, "I met Psy and gave an offer", but "Psy felt pressure in continuously performing 'Gangnam Style' over and over again." And added, "Psy's 'Gangnam Style' was played in the opening ceremony when the athletes entered and that was edited by Psy himself."
Overall, it's revealed that Psy rejected performance offers due to pressure. Song Seung Hwan commented, "People criticize when someone appears at a certain event but also criticize when they don't make an appearance. It's tough being a celebrity."