Nick Jonas was reportedly offered millions to perform at a follow-up show to the Republican National Convention, but turned it down. The Republican National Convention occurred from July 18-21 and the free concert was slated to be in Cleveland as a thank you to the state for hosting the event.
According to TMZ, a private donor offered Jonas $2 million in exchange for playing the free concert on July 24. Instead of “Black Lives Matter,” it was going to be an “All Lives Matter” event.
While Jonas was unable to perform because of an already scheduled Roc Nation performance in New York, it has not yet been reported what his personal feelings on the matter were.
Justin Bieber also turned down a lucrative offer, $5 million to be exact, to perform at a “non-political” Republican Party Event. The performance would have occurred at the Republican Party convention in Cleveland, and Bieber had been told that the event wouldn’t have been either an endorsement of Donald Trump or any politics closely related to the GOP.
The $5 million offer was sent to his talent agency CAA and would have entailed a 45-minute performance at a venue close to the convention.
Due to his endorsement of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, Bieber’s manager Scooter Braun took issue with the proposed performance.
A photo posted by Scooter Braun (@scooterbraun) on Jul 28, 2016 at 8:07pm PDT
When Bieber’s team were considering the offer, Braun reportedly asked if “Black Lives Matter” banners could have been hung as part of the performance, but was reportedly told that the banners would have to read “All Lives Matter.”
According to CNN, there were even more artists who spoke out against the RNC. Third Eye Blind antagonized Republicans during the convention when they performed at a charity concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The audience apparently reciprocated by booing the band and taking to Twitter in order to slam the band.
Third Eye Blind reportedly said to the crowd, "Who here believes in science?" The lead singer Stephan Jenkins went on to express support for LGBT rights in a direct assault on the Republican agenda prior to a performance of their big hit "Jumper."