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When offered $5 million to perform near the GOP convention last week, Justin Bieber and his camp flat-out refused. This was despite the production costs of the event being paid for as a term of the offer.
From The Hill:
A promoter told Bieber the event was “not political,” adding he need not endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump or any GOP policies.
TMZ said Bieber’s team disagreed, with agency CAA and manager Scooter Braun both finding the event “100 percent political.”
Braun, who supports Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, then suggested Bieber display Black Lives Matter banners during his performance.
I’m going to take a wild guess and say that displaying BLM banners may have been the greatest idea in the world, and would certainly have made for an interesting GOP convention. That would be almost as bad as if Hillary emailed her acceptance speech to the DNC from a private account. Almost.
It’s too bad that the GOP wasn’t able to get Bieber to play at the convention, but…wait, no it isn’t. And this isn’t coming from someone who irrationally hates Justin Bieber or anything like that, but it just seems odd to have a Canadian pop star perform at an event like this. Plus, the dude has now matured to the point where his voice seems boring and monotone in every song you hear on the radio. Surely the Republican party wanted better performers for their biggest event so far in this cycle. #CanadianLivesDon’tMatter.
[via The Hill]
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