Lady Gaga Paid $5 Million For Super Bowl Gig And Even More To ‘Billboard’
The corruption with Lady Gaga gets worse as the days go by. Pop Music Scandal has learned that despite denials from the NFL and Pepsi, the former pop superstar has actually paid her way into the Super Bowl. Despite denials from the NFL, Adele was the first choice. She wasn’t going to pay anything, and the NFL would have covered production costs.
Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears were also in contention for the gig. As a matter of fact, it was an almost done deal with Spears as of last month. And even though Spears is an icon, it’s a good thing the NFL didn’t go through with the deal after some of Britney’s most recent sub-par performances. But the real reason Britney’s deal fell though is because Gaga actually offered money for the gig. A LOT OF MONEY! Pop Music Scandal can reveal that Gaga paid $5 million up front. The NFL will also pay for all production costs. She will also give a very small percentage of money from ticket sales (a tour will be announced right after the performance) to the NFL. All in all, Lady Gaga could be paying more than $10 million to perform.
Is this a smart deal for Lady Gaga? Perhaps. But it’s also unethical. NO ACT HAS EVER paid to be the Super Bowl Halftime performer. There were rumors that Katy Perry was asked to pay for the Super Bowl show a couple years back, but those rumors were completely blown out of proportion. In recent years, the NFL has asked acts to pay for some production costs which are higher than they usually pay. This is only the LATEST IN A SERIES of unethical activities from Lady Gaga.
If you think the money she is paying to the NFL is unethical, Pop Music Scandal is told that she has paid several million more to Billboard over the years. Pop Music Scandal was the first site to report that Lady Gaga and her team met with Billboard this summer to help Lady Gaga’s comeback. Since the release of “Perfect Illusion,” Billboard has published more than 30 front-page headlines about Lady Gaga — many which were written by her PR team and given credit to a Billboard author. If you don’t believe us, just do a Google search for “Billboard Lady Gaga.”
Team Gaga has gone into overdrive this week after “Perfect Illusion” dropped from No. 15 to No. 42. This is a HORRIBLE FALL for a first single from a major artist. For any other artist, it would be a negative headline. Instead, Billboard produced several front-page headlines this week about Lady Gaga’s tattoos, Lady Gaga’s hair, Lady Gaga’s “successful” comeback, and even Lady Gaga’s tweets. We are told that Gaga’s team wanted Billboard to try and make “Perfect Illusion” a top 10 hit, but Billboard has already been in trouble for accepting cash in order to make “Dope” a top 10 hit in 2013 despite the fact that nobody ever heard of it.
How can Lady Gaga top herself? We are told that several music critics have been paid cash to give glowing reviews for Joanne, her album that will be out on October 21. There was recently a “listening party” for certain critics who will write the very first reviews for Joanne. One critic is from Entertainment Weekly, but we have been told that Billboard (surprise, surprise) will give the album an especially good review. Will Gaga keep getting away with her shenanigans? Stay tuned!
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