Justin Bieber rejected GOP convention gig
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Pop star Justin Bieber turned down a $5 million offer to perform near the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, according to a Friday report from TMZ.

GOP donors offered what would have been Bieber's biggest-ever payday for a 45-minute performance near the Quicken Loans Arena last week. Donors were reportedly also willing to cover production costs.


A promoter told Bieber the event was “not political,” adding he need not endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump fires intelligence community inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint Trump organization has laid off over 1000 employees due to pandemic: report Trump invokes Defense Production Act to prevent export of surgical masks, gloves MORE or any GOP policies.

TMZ said Bieber’s team disagreed, with agency CAA and manager Scooter Braun both finding the event “100 percent political.”

Braun, who supports Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFormer Obama adviser Plouffe predicts 'historical level' of turnout by Trump supporters Poll: More Republican voters think party is more united than Democratic voters Whoopi Goldberg presses Sanders: 'Why are you still in the race?' MORE, then suggested Bieber display Black Lives Matter banners during his performance.

The GOP’s donors rejected this compromise, however, insisting Bieber only showcase “All Lives Matter” banners instead. They also ruled out Bieber disparaging Trump or any Republican positions onstage.

TMZ added Bieber’s band, which is made up entirely of African-Americans, did not want to perform after the disagreement.

Bieber ultimately ruled out the gig upon discovering Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James had done the same for another GOP event.

Braun welcomed Clinton, rapper Kayne West and reality television star Kim Kardashian to his Los Angeles home last year for a fundraiser benefiting Clinton.