The Weeknd stepped up as a last-minute replacement for Kanye West to headline Coachella, but they had to match his price.
The Weeknd reportedly threatened to pull out of Coachella if organizers did not provide him with the same bag Kanye West was expected to receive for headlining.
After Ye pulled out earlier this week, The Weekend was supposed to fill in. According to a report from Page Six, he is demanding that he be paid the same as the rapper, or he will not perform.
The Weeknd Vs Kanye’s Coachella Price
Kanye West was reportedly expected to get $8 million for his performance at the festival, plus a $500,000 production fee. Coachella had less than two weeks to find a replacement after he withdrew. If the Weeknd is to attend, he wants the organizers to match Ye’s cost.
Coachella wanted to pay the “Blinding Lights” singer far less, according to Page Six. “Just a few million,” the source stated. “The festival would pocket the rest.”
They further claim that the new lineup was made public despite the fact that a contract had not been reached. If the Ye deal wasn’t matched, The Weekend “threatened to withdraw out at an hour’s notice.” On Wednesday, negotiations were eventually finalized, and they “decided to pay The Weeknd the same amount as Ye.”
On Wednesday, The Weeknd confirmed his attendance by posting a festival brochure on his social media accounts.
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