Lady Gaga Paid $5 Million For Super Bowl Gig And Even More To ‘Billboard’

Lady Gaga Paid $5 Million For Super Bowl Gig And Even More To ‘Billboard’

Read: Lady Gaga’s Unethical Payola Deal With 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.

Lady Gaga pays the NFL and 'Billboard' millions of dollars in order to be relevant.
Lady Gaga pays the NFL and Billboard millions of dollars in order to be relevant.

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.

Read: Shocking Interview With Former ‘Billboard’ Employee

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.”

Lady Gaga has paid 'Billboard' for several front-page headline articles.
Lady Gaga has paid Billboard for several front-page headline articles.

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.

Read: ‘Billboard’ Helps Lady Gaga Manipulate A No. 15 Position For ‘Perfect Illusion’

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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  • Kylimayrow

    When will this puppet show end?!?! She is so thirsty and hit her peak 8 years ago…bye girl, btw …no one was missing you.

  • WWMD

    Unbelievable. I’m starting to find the Gaga-Daddy-Mafia connection starting to be more believable

    • Martin

      Interesting concept. Never heard this theory before. Any credible sources for this statement?

      • WWMD

        just when you look at the whole history of her career it makes sense.

      • Jenya Nikolaeva

        none and I’m betting there will never be

  • Luis Filipe Ernesto Santos

    LOL: Gaga had to pay to perform at the Super Bowl!? What a FLOP!!!!

    • Teenblokan12

      And u actually believe everything on the internet? I mean wtf is popmusicscandel? I have never heard of this website before.. itsn’t trustworthy enough to believe it.. lies lies and more lies
      Mafossil fans are pathetic af

      • Kroiiil

        Dude, you are a fan of someone who dresses old, makes old music, and looks mature. Shut the fuck up.

      • Wayne McCutcheon

        Its clearly the same bunch that were attacking her during the Artpop release, led by Angela Cheng. Felatious headlines and no evidence.

        • Martin

          Lmao! If you are going to use big words make sure you spell them correctly. Fellatious means to suck ***k Lol!

          • Wayne McCutcheon

            Ok so i spelled it wrong. The correct spelling is fallacious and it means… ‘An idea based on a mistaken belief’ for example. Fabricated, erroneous, misguided, unsupported etc etc…

          • #SpeaktheTruth

            Loser

          • Wayne McCutcheon

            Yet again… a personal attack because you have nothing to come back with what I’m saying. You guys are too easy.

      • Jenya Nikolaeva

        they never point out or even claim to have any reliable sources so they have no proof meaning they are just making this whole sh*t up

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  • Nick Nachtman

    If y’all believe this then you are stupid, they give no sources and write professional to make it seem legit, I could literally claim the same thing about any other pop star and have just as much credibility as this website. Obviously just a pressedt Gaga hater

    • Luis Filipe Ernesto Santos

      No! He’s telling the truth! Gaga is a fraud! She paid Billboard to be named woman of the year and now she paid to play at the Super Bowl. She’s a fraud! She doesn’t have what it takes to be a star. She’s just a wannabe with only 3 #1 american hits. She’ll be remembered by the girl who once sung Poker Face. She’s a flop!

      • Nick Nachtman

        You seem pressedt, that letter that “exposed” her and billboard was proven to be fake and this page has no evidence whatsoever that proves she payed for the Halftime Show, I could say Madonna, or Katy Perry, or Coldplay payed for theirs and it would be just as valid. Also, three number ones is a good amount, especially for an artist who has always been more of an album seller. If you can find me an actual reliable source from a place that isn’t obviously biased (such as this website) then maybe I’ll believe it.

        • Kroiiil
          • Nick Nachtman

            The letter was originally tweeted by a random twitter account that claimed he was a music executive despite the fact the account was just started and had no followers or a verified check mark (which most music executives have). Now the account tweets links to obviously fake websites that slander her to any big account he can. If you believe that he is real then their maybe something wrong with you

        • Paul Archer

          Have you seen her recent sales of Joanne though – shocking.Her previous album Artpop was supposedly a flop 15× less sales than her first album (basically only Gold accredited).The Joanne album’s sales are way down on that even hence the ‘Dive bar’ tour in support.

    • B Thomas Cooper

      You write like a fifth grader…

    • #SpeaktheTruth

      Gaga sucks!

  • Marko Horvatic

    She is the biggest fraud of music industry and the general public knows that. She is fake and a Madonna wannabe. Poor Lady Reductive

  • NYC1977

    Not a GaGa fan, but…paying for big gigs? Greasing palms for good reviews, stories, headlines and covers? Next you will be telling me that radio stations took payola money for song airtime!

    • Kroiiil

      Uh, I thought it was pretty common practice.

      • Wayne McCutcheon

        Not when there is absolutely no evidence to support it. You have faith maybe, that ain’t gonna prove anything.

  • Nick Freno

    She’s a total fraud. She should be fading away by now because her music has no quality. She’s trying to stay in the limelight by force even though no one wants her. That is pathetic!

    • Paul Archer

      Hasn’t the whole ‘corporate side’ of the music industry gone this way though.

      Follow, listen to, support music you enjoy.Not what the Corporates want you to ‘monotize’.GaGa, perhaps is not the least talented ‘sleb popstar’ out there, compared to most of the other commercial puppets (not haven’t heard Joanne the name of her latest album, I found out by googling).People are becoming resistant to the charade, however, generally.
      People seem to like being associated with these ‘sleb popstars’ for hedonistic reasons rather than music pleasure reasons mainly by paying overinflated prices to see them at corporate stadiums.Gaga’s stock value has declined though – reducing the hedonistic attraction.
      These sleb popstars gain most of their money from endorsements on the back of their ‘perceived’ sleb index.Team Gaga are trying to push her index level back up at this Superbowl gig, which has fallen back, alot recently.A stadium tour seems to have been too risky after her poor sales of her latest, album / singles it seems only doing a ‘Dive bar’ tour sponsored by Budweiser (which was live streamed to try to monotize it of course).
      After Adele (so it is reported, you don’t know with all this fake news going about;) quote Trump) refused the Superbowl gig (because she cannot dance 😉 ) the halftime organisers seemed to have struggled to have come up with a worthy replacement.Is this indicative of the state the corporate music industry is in.

  • Kroiiil

    why does it say comments are closed at the bottom when they are not.

  • Jason Legacy

    Good article. But I don’t find Gaga to be any more machine-driven than 95% of the popular artists out there

  • Martin

    Pop Music Scandal, Please do an entire expose’ on her new round of exploiting the Trump scandal and using the Rape victims for Publicity. Thanks. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/942eec03b8d0b8ad0adc8a7bed24835427fb40f5fa35691806a3516092b4ab19.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5bc2f1a42920779cae20244121d13aa67b1fcb9f74e4b6b1b1e8f1daa13a2f2f.jpg

  • Martin

    I have a suspicion that Gaga is bankrupt again.

    • Jannaina

      she is, look at her clothes and videos.

      • Paul Archer

        Wikipedia says she worth an ‘estimated’ £275 million.Don’t think she’s exactly broke, however.Hope much of the money she makes is actually made ‘directly’ from music sales though.Think her promotion budget as definately declined a bit recently which your comment might at been getting at.This ‘payola’ type Superbowl gig may be her last stab at ‘Superslebdom’

        • Jannaina

          dont believe what u read, shes broke as fuck and has several loans to pay off, as well as her record label; lol

  • #SpeaktheTruth

    This is true and she will pay more the next following weeks to try and get her album and singles to succeed – she should keep her payola money, she is going to need it. Her career is over and it’s only going to get worse for her

  • Jannaina
  • sabatpa

    It was obvious from the very beginning. The Golden Globe and the Woman of the Year award too. Only her dwindling stans would believe it’s legit.