Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta – a.k.a. “Lady Gaga” – turned down $1 million to perform at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida last year. That’s according to a slew of documents unearthed as part of a lawsuit involving entertainment at the quadrennial partisan event.
The suit – first reported by The Washington Examiner – was filed by GOP nonprofit group American Action Network against Wyoming-based Cater America LLC, an event management firm. The case revolves around the cancellation of a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert at the GOP convention due to Hurricane Isaac – but it could spill over into other issues.
In fact Cater America is reportedly countersuing American Action Network over a Journey concert that was held at the event.
Anyway, included in the documents is a list of performers the GOP wanted to lure to the convention (along with the amounts they intended to pay).
Take a look …
- Lady Gaga ($1,000,000)
- Pitbull ($250,000)
- Gloria Estefan ($750,000)
- Dolly Parton (Unknown, but supposedly required a jet to travel)
- Kelly Clarkson (Unknown)
- The Indigo Girls (Unknown)
- Melissa Etheridge (Unknown)
- Pedrito Martinez (“next to nothing”)
Kid Rock, the Zac Brown Band and Three Doors Down wound up playing the convention – in addition to Journey.
Pitbull and Dolly Parton joined Gaga in turning the organizers down.
Wow … rejected by Dolly Parton? Talk about the epitome of tone deafness, people …