A story in the Washington Examiner stated, “Not even a million dollars could convince Lady Gaga to perform during last summer’s Republican National Convention.”
According to the article, the American Action Network (AAN) hired a vendor to appeal to entertainers to perform at the convention. Lady Gaga reportedly turned down a million-dollar deal from the conservative nonprofit to belt out her hits at an event “honoring women who run for public office."
The group ultimately booked “All Summer Long” singer Kid Rock for a concert during the convention.
Dan Conston, AAN’s communications director said in a statement, “AAN is an independent group and is no way affiliated with or connected to the RNC nor was the RNC ever privy to these internal discussions.”
Spicer said, “To be clear, the RNC neither asked, offered, thought of or ever considered the idea of Lady Gaga performing at our convention.”
He added, “And clearly, we didn't offer a million dollars.”
In January, the “Born This Way” singer headlined an inaugural ball in Washington for staffers on President Obama’s reelection campaign.