Lady Gaga's $1M Offer To Play Convention Never Happened, Says GOP

Image: Lady Gaga's $1M Offer To Play Convention Never Happened, Says GOP 2012 photo of Lady Gaga arriving at the Versace atelier in Milan, Italy.

Monday, 08 Apr 2013 10:55 AM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
News that Lady Gaga turned down a $1 million offer to perform at last summer's Republican National Convention isn't true, according to the GOP.

"A story in yesterday’s Washington Examiner unfortunately left many people with the impression that the RNC had asked Lady Gaga and other artists to play at the Republican National Convention," the party posted on its official website Wednesday. "To be clear, the RNC neither asked, offered, thought of, or ever considered the idea of Lady Gaga performing at our convention. And clearly, we didn't offer a million dollars."

The Examiner claimed last week that Lady Gaga's apparent snub was included in court documents detailing a lawsuit filed by the American Action Network, a powerful conservative nonprofit, against vendors whose job it is to book entertainment events. However, the AAN and the event referenced in the lawsuit had no affiliation with the Republican Party or its National Convention committee.

Special: Should the Supreme Court Legalize Gay Marriage? Vote in Urgent Poll.

AAN is suing Cater America LLC, a Wyoming event production company, in an effort to recover $350,000 that AAN officials say they lost in part when a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert arranged by the event company was canceled. The concert could not take place because Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency as Hurricane Isaac churned toward Tampa.

"In planning for our fundraiser in Tampa, e-mails were exchanged between AAN fundraising staff and outside vendors exploring various performance options," 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. We considered some acts and didn’t seriously consider others, but we were ultimately happy with a great Kid Rock concert. Our events were independent from the official convention and the RNC."

Urgent: Obama or GOP: Who’s to Blame for Budget Crisis? Vote Now

Related stories:

Lady Gaga Concert Cancelled in Indonesia Due to Protests

Bill O'Reilly Lauds Lady Gaga as a 'Patriot' for Eating Letterman's Notes

Bolton: Lady Gaga Remark Shows Hillary 'Nearly Irrelevant'

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

McDonald's Fries: Japan Limiting Serving Size to Avoid Spud Shortage

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 15:07 PM

McDonald's in Japan is limiting customers to only small-sized orders of French fries after labor disruptions on the West . . .

Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake Camp it Up for Skit, 'Jumper' Cover

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 14:43 PM

Justin Timberlake thrilled audiences on Tuesday when he joined Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s "Tonight Show" in a sketch about tw . . .

Bruno Mars' Bizarre Hot Rollers Look Could Be New Hair Trend (Video)

Wednesday, 17 Dec 2014 14:10 PM

Bruno Mars may have set a new trend this week when he performed on "The Voice" finale wearing gold hot rollers in his ha . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved