US: Lady Gaga turned down $1 million to perform at Republican Party convention

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According to details of a new lawsuit filed, it has been revealed that Lady Gaga turned down $1 million to perform at the US Republican Party Convention (RNC) in August.

The American Action Network (AAN) is reportedly suing the entertainment vendor used by the convention, and details therein showed that not only Lady Gaga, but also Dolly Parton and Pitbull turned down performances too.

Instead, the GOP convention featured performances by Journey and Kid Rock. Meat Loaf also performed at a rally for former Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.

The netwrok released a statement which said: “In planning for our fundraiser in Tampa, e-mails we’re exchanged between AAN fundraising staff and outside vendors exploring various performance options. 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.”

In a blog post on the Republican National Convention wrote: “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 organisation is suing Cater America in an attempt to recoup $350,000 (£228,713) officials claim was lost when a Lynyrd Skynyrd concert which was arrange by Cater, was cancelled.

The beginning of Lady Gaga’s new tour was targeted late last year by an anti-gay group which hired a plane to fly a banner reading “Not born this way” over her concert for four hours.

Speaking out after the Pope’s attack on France’s proposals to introduce equal marriage, Lady Gaga said “gay marriage is going to happen” regardless of what the Pope says.

Lady Gaga, who is not exactly shy of making similar public statements of support for LGBT equality, was awarded a peace prize in Iceland by Yoko Ono, in October.