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Apr032013

Report: Lady Gaga Turned Down $1M to Perform at RNC

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- Lady Gaga is one of President Obama's most vocal supporters, so it's hard to believe that she'd be interested in performing at a Republican event.  Yet apparently, someone decided it would be a good idea to offer her a million bucks to perform at the Republican National Convention.

According to the Washington Examiner, this bit of information is contained in a lawsuit filed by American Action Network, a powerful Republican nonprofit fundraising organization.  The AAN is suing a vendor who was hired to arrange entertainment for the Republican National Convention in August.

An email sent by AAN's director of development, Pete Meachum, to an event production company reads, "See what it would take to get Gaga instead of [country music legend] Dolly [Parton]," and adds that the star should be told the booking would be an event "honoring women who run for public office."

Meachum wanted Gaga to perform on Monday, August 27, the night of the first official day of the convention.  He added in his email, as a way of making the offer more attractive to Gaga's camp, "Also, tell them that $150,000 will go towards a domestic violence shelter."  Obviously, Gaga did not take them up on their offer.

In addition to Gaga, the document shows that that Dolly Parton and Pitbull were also approached about performing, but said no.  In January, Gaga performed at the White House for Obama campaign staffers.

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