Canadian pop star, Justin Bieber reportedly turned down a $5 million offer to perform at a Republican event in Cleveland, following the advice of his manager Scooter Braun and NBA superstar LeBron James.
According to reports, Bieber's agent received the $5 million offer from GOP donors for a non-political, 45 minute performance near the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, where last Thursday Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination.
However, Bieber's manager and his agent at CAA felt that despite assurances from the promoters, the event was definitel political, and GOP donors were using Canadian pop star for this.
Braun also suggested to hang a "Black Lives Matter" banner at the concert, but event promoters turned down the request. Bieber was also told that he could not talk anything negative about the GOP or Trump.
Braun, who hosted a celebrity packed fundraising for Mrs. Clinton in Hollywood last August, reportedly told Bieber it was totally up to him if he wanted to do this show, but claimed that he couldn't continue to represent him if he did.
According to sources, Bieber seriously considered the offer before turning it down at the request of his manager and after LeBron James encouraged him to do so, whom GOP claimed would also be in the area.
According to the report, the offer would have ensured Bieber his biggest paycheck ever for a single concert.