Lady Gaga is rumored to have turned down $1 million last year to sing at the Republican National Convention.
Dolly Parton and Pitbull also turned down an opportunity to perform at the event, according to the Washington Examiner. Instead, Kid Rock, Journey, and Lynyrd Skynyrd played at the gathering.
Gaga’s rejection has come to light after a lawsuit was filed by Republican fundraisers, American Action Network, against Cater American LLC, a production company that were booking entertainment for the event.
The Republicans reportedly told the “Poker Face” singer that $150,000 of the payment would go to a domestic violence shelter, but she still decided against it.
It still seems as though the singer is quite a few weeks away from returning to performing though, after she was photographed being wheeled around in a Louis Vuitton wheelchair by a pal on Wednesday afternoon in New York.
Gaga is still recovering after she needed to have surgery following a hip injury. The singer also thanked people for her birthday wishes, which was last week, taking to Twitter to write, “So many bouquets, chocolates, cupcakes champagne and gifts I feel like a princess. Thank you for all your birthday wishes, I’m so lucky. :).”
In February, Gaga had to cancel three remaining dates of her latest tour, which cost her around $15 million.
At the time, Gaga tweeted, “There’s an unfortunate announcement coming out right now, concerning myself and the Born This Way Ball tour. I’m so sorry. I barely know what to say. I’ve been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for sometime now, over the past month it as worsened.”
She then added, “I’ve been praying it would heal. To the fans in Chicago, Detroit and Hamilton, I hope you can forgive me as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself right now. I would do anything for you. I will hopefully heal as soon as possible and be at 500% again, which is what you deserve.”