It comes in handy to have smart friends, doesn’t it? Reportedly, pop mega-star Justin Bieber was offered $5 million to perform a 45-minute show in Cleveland that would’ve been funded by the GOP.
The show would’ve been going on right next to Quicken Loans Arena which was housing the Republican National Convention, and Bieber sought advice from his manager, Scooter Braun, and LeBron James. According to TMZ, the show, originally believed to have no political affiliation, was actually deemed a political event because it was receiving donations from the Republican party.
The $5 million payday would’ve been the largest ever awarded to Bieber, and Braun, who openly supports Democrat Hillary Clinton, threatened to quit as Bieber’s manager had he gone through with it.
At first, Braun was allegedly okay with the idea, even proposing that “Black Lives Matter” banners get hung around the venue. The GOP donors shot that idea down, saying that he could only hang banners that said “All Lives Matter.”
Since the show was going to take place in Cleveland, Bieber’s party got in contact with LeBron’s, who was rumored as an attendee for the convention. Ultimately, the King decided not to go, and the reigning Finals MVP was able to talk the Canadian star out of the performance.