The Republican National Convention has been caught in a musical glitch lately—last week the political party used unauthorized music. And now, they’ve just missed out on Justin Bieber. The decision came due to Bieber’s manager, Scooter Braun and LeBron James’ advice against it.
According to TMZ, CAA, the talent agency that represents Bieber, received a $5 million dollar offer to have the Purpose singer perform at a venue close to the convention. Reportedly, James “urged” him not to take the deal. Braun, on the other hand, who is a Hillary Clinton supporter, took a different approach. He told Bieber to place “Black Lives Matter” banners in the Cleveland arena, but—not surprisingly—the organizers insisted on only allowing “All Lives Matter” signs; also adding that he couldn’t say anything negative about Donald Trump, Braun was quick to say no, or else.
“We’re told Scooter told Justin it was up to him if he wanted to do the show, but he said he couldn’t continue to represent the singer if he did, out of principle. Scooter felt the GOP was using Bieber as its tool,” states TMZ.
Besides Braun and James’ opposition to accepting the offer—the singer’s all-black band expressed having some reservations about performing for a party that typically is not keen about African-Americans.
Bieber, you made the right decision.