According to TMZ, the Biebs rejected a whopping $5 million offer to perform at a Republican event during the party’s recent convention in Cleveland.
Sources claim that LeBron James and Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun were instrumental in the decision. James implored Bieber not to take the gig while Braun threatened to quit if he accepted the proposition.
CAA, the agency that represents Bieber, received the offer. It was to perform for 45 minutes at a venue near Quicken Loans Arena, where the RNC was taking place. While promoters claimed it was “not political,” the $5 million payday was reportedly bankrolled by GOP donors.
The major offer would have represented the largest single payday in Bieber’s career and it would have also likely been one of the largest any artist has ever received. JB reportedly considered it, at least in part due to his Canadian background, making him neutral in the political race in the States.