Canadian pop star, Justin Bieber turned down a $5 million offer to perform in Cleveland during the Republican National Convention on the advice of NBA superstar LeBron James and his manager Scooter Braun, a staunch supporter of Democrat Hillary Clinton.
According to TMZ, Bieber’s agents received a $5 million offer from GOP donors for a “non-political” 45-minute concert near the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, where Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination.
Bieber was reportedly guaranteed payment up front, and was assured that he did not have to endorse Trump or any other Republican policies.
However, Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun and his agents at CAA reportedly thought that despite the assurances from the promoter, the event was definitely political, and that the GOP donors were “using” Bieber.
The $5 million offer would have ensured Bieber his biggest paycheck ever for a single concert, according to the gossip outlet.