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Lady Gaga Turned Down $1M To Perform At RNC

From the Washington Examiner:

Lady Gaga turned down $1 million to perform at RNC

By Susan Ferrechio | March 31, 2013

Not even a million dollars could convince Lady Gaga to perform at last summer’s Republican National Convention…

Documents filed [in an unrelated] lawsuit show that other entertainers also said "no thanks" to appearing at the GOP convention including Dolly Parton and the rapper Pitbull, who Republicans hoped to feature at an event for the Hispanic Leadership Network.

Many entertainers, including Journey and Lynyrd Skynyrd, agreed to perform at the convention, but Lady Gaga’s offer was the most lucrative, according to an email sent last summer by AAN’s director of development, Pete Meachum.

"See what it would take to get Gaga instead of Dolly," Meachum requests of Rob Jennings, who heads Cater America LLC, an event production company based in Wyoming.

So no one can say the Republicans didn’t tried to reach out to the low information voters.

Still, what a slap in the face to the conservative base, if this had gone through. Talk about destroying whatever is left of your brand.

Jennings, whose company is being sued by AAN, was instructed by Meachum to try to make the offer to Lady Gaga more tempting by telling her it would be an event "honoring women who run for public office."

Meachum, who is a former aide to House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and is now chief of staff for Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis., wanted Lady Gaga to perform on Monday, Aug. 27, the evening of the convention’s first official day.

"Also, tell them that $150,000 will go towards a domestic violence shelter," Meachum further instructed Jennings in an effort to make the offer harder for Lady Gaga to refuse…

Apparently, Ms. Gaga does not support domestic violence shelters very strongly. At least not enough to overcome her distaste for those intolerant Republicans.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, April 1st, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Lady Gaga Turned Down $1M To Perform At RNC”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    Lady Gaga?

    Am I on drugs?

  2. xdannyh says:

    Unbelievable! Lady ga ga has a commensurate relationship between brains and beauty. The smart thing would have been to appear (even for nothing) as it would have been responsible the stupid repubs losering ways by an additional 5 to 10 million votes as there would have been no conservative ballot casting whatsoever.

  3. JohnMG says:

    And showcasing that skank was supposed to INCREASE the voter turn-out? No wonder the Republicans lose.

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