The Weeknd Negotiated Receiving Same $8Mil Pay As Kanye West: Report
Written by B87FM on April 7, 2022
There was an inflow of Coachella conversations currently because the coveted competition rapidly approaches. Music followers will collect collectively by the tens of 1000’s to observe their favourite artists take to one in every of a number of Coachella phases, however as we beforehand reported, Kanye West has determined to sit this one out after being introduced as a headliner. Studies additionally acknowledged that West was taking Travis Scott with him, however later, it was shared that Swedish Home Mafia and The Weeknd could be taking his place.
Earlier at the moment (April 6), Web page Six reported that West walked away from an $8 million payday with Coachella, and the outlet returned so as to add that The Weeknd informed competition producers that he wished that verify in the event that they wished him to carry out.
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Web page Six recommended that though Coachella introduced The Weeknd‘s participation, the deal hadn’t really but been finalized. Their “supply” revealed, “The Weeknd got here in at quick discover to take Kanye’s top spot. However Phil Anschutz [who owns the Coachella Festival through AEG Live] wished to carry on to Kanye’s cash and pay The Weeknd far much less, just some million. The competition would pocket the remainder.”
Nonetheless, it was reported that negotiations allegedly grew to become intense. “Even after Coachella introduced the brand new lineup on Wednesday, a deal wasn’t in place for The Weeknd, who threatened to tug out at an hour’s discover if he didn’t get the identical deal as Kanye,” the insider added. “Lastly, on Wednesday — confronted with the prospect of a second headline act pulling out of Coachella on the final minute — Anschutz’s firm caved and agreed to pay The Weeknd the identical cash.”
Neither The Weeknd nor West’s crew responded to Web page Six‘s requires a touch upon the last-minute lineup change. That being stated, it would not look as if there are any points on The Weeknd’s finish, as he has shared Coachella’s new festival flyer on his Instagram web page exhibiting his title in massive, daring letters.