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The Weeknd Threatened to Pull Out of Coachella Until He Obtained Identical Cash as Kanye West

The Weeknd Threatened to Pull Out of Coachella Until He Obtained Identical Cash as Kanye West

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The Weeknd scored a significant payday after Kanye West backed out of Coachella.

A brand new report from TMZ claims that the DONDA rapper was being paid $8 million for his headlining gig on the pageant earlier than he pulled out on the final minute.

On Wednesday, Coachella formally introduced The Weeknd as his substitute. The “Out of Time” singer will be a part of Swedish Home Mafia as a headliner on each Sundays of the two-weekend pageant.

However the reserving nearly didn’t occur. Based on Web page Six, Coachella organizers didn’t wish to pay The Weeknd the identical $8 million as Ye, plus $500,000 in manufacturing prices. Because of this, he allegedly threatened to drag out except he was given the identical quantity.

“The Weeknd got here in at quick discover to take Kanye’s prime spot. However Phil Anschutz [who owns the Coachella Festival through AEG Live] needed to carry on to Kanye’s cash and pay The Weeknd far much less, just some million. The pageant would pocket the remaining,” stated a supply.

“Even after Coachella introduced the brand new lineup on Wednesday, a deal wasn’t in place for The Weeknd, who threatened to drag out at an hour’s discover if he didn’t get the identical deal as Kanye.”

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After “fraught negotiations,” the pageant gave in to his calls for and agreed to match the cash. “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.”

Ye bailed on Coachella lower than two weeks earlier than showtime following rumors that he’s “going away to get assist.” He had reportedly not been rehearsing for the efficiency, which normally takes months of preparation.

Different acts had been additionally being thought of for Ye’s slot together with Silk Sonic, Travis Scott, Justin Bieber, and Doja Cat.

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