Gaga $1M GOP offer : Lady Gaga Refused To Be Bought By GOP. Pop superstar Lady Gaga rejected a $1 million offer to give presidential candidate Mitt Romney a big boost in the run-up to the election last year by performing at the Republican National Convention.
Court documents unveiled this week reveal the Poker Face hit-maker had been approached by organizers of the Republican Party’s pre-election gathering to hit the stage at the Tampa, Florida event, even though she’s one of the most outspoken gay rights advocates and a fan of Romney’s Democratic rival Barack Obama.
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.