Yesterday (July 29) news broke that Justin Bieber had respectfully declined the biggest single paycheck of his career, declining the offer to perform as part of the Republican National Convention.
Now it appears that the Republican Party also had their eye on another mega-celebrity to play what sources are reporting was slated to be an “All Lives Matter” concert, also to take place in Cleveland.
Nick Jonas reportedly was offered around $2 million (less than Bieber’s reported $5M, but still not too shabby) but turned it down for a variety of reasons, including the proposed “All Lives Matter” theme.
As reported by TMZ, the organizers of the show, intended to be a thank you for those attending the RNC, told Jonas’ management that the show was not allowing #BlackLivesMatter signage, but that “All Lives Matter” displays would be allowed.
Even if there wasn't a conflict of interest supporting the RNC, there was an availability conflict with Jay Z getting to the singer first for a scheduled appearance at a Roc Nation event in New York City.
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