Not even a million dollars could convince Lady Gaga to perform during last summer's Republican National Convention.
The snub by the pop star is included in a lawsuit filed by a powerful Republican nonprofit fundraising organization, American Action Network, against a vendor whose job was to stage entertainment just outside the doors to the GOP's convention in August.
Documents filed with the lawsuit show that other entertainers also said "no thanks" to appearing at the GOP convention including Dolly Parton and the rapper Pitbull, who Republicans hoped to feature at an event for the Hispanic Leadership Network.
So they had to settle for Clint Eastwood's act.
Well, I understand the chair was a designer model. That counts for something, right?
In Birmingham they love the governor
Now we all did what we could do
Now Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?
Tell the truth
Lynyrd Skynyrd took the money.
In what universe does Lady Gaga ever play at the GOP convention?
I mean, there isn't actually a universe where Dolly Parton would play at the GOP convention either. But at least for Parton that is a completely personal decision based on her own politics and personal beliefs. For Gaga, not only would it be a personal decision based on her politics and beliefs but it would completely destroy the whole stage persona that she's built her career on if she went out and played at the RNC.
You would think that the smart "business-guys" in the GOP would understand things like "marketing" and "branding" and could figure out that Gaga's "brand" would be so tarnished by association that there's no way she could agree to do it, no matter how much incentive you threw her way.
Oh wait - Norm Coleman was the idiot in charge. Nevermind.
lady gaga should have taken the money + given 1/2 to planned parenthood + the rest to gay causes or maybe to nature. + she could have rewritten some lyrics to make fun of them.
I always thought Dolly Parton was a genius, as well as being totally gorgeous and loveable, and this just confirms it.
coulda gotten a tent preacher for a song to sing Kumbya, then spent the rest of the 3 dollars on a popcorn vender so they could throw crap at the monkeys on stage...
or michelle shocked.
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