Lady Gaga turned down $1 million to appear at the US Republican conference last year.
The "Bad Romance" singer was offered the huge sum to appear at the event in August 2012, and the party even promised $230,000 of the money would go to domestic violence shelter if she agreed to perform.
Other artists to say no to the event included country star Dolly Parton and rapper Pitbull, although they were offered lower fees.
The discoveries were made in a lawsuit filed by the Republican party's fundraising organization, American Action Network against Cater America LLC, who organized entertainment for the event. Gaga, 27, has previously been critical of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and showed support for current president Barack Obama, when he was elected ahead of his opponent for the Democrat party in November last year.
UPDATE: Lady Gaga has cancelled the remaining concerts for her tour due to her need to undergo surgery.
Lady Gaga has been battling chronic pain from a severe injury while on tour. The "Bad Romance" singer has postponed a number of her upcoming concerts because she can barely walk after hurting herself more than a month ago and is suffering from synovitis, which is severe inflammation of the joints.
The 26-year-old star revealed she was forced to cancel a number of her shows on her Facebook page on Tuesday, saying, "I barely know what to say. I've been hiding a show injury and chronic pain for some time now, [and] over the past month it has worsened. I've been praying it would heal. I hid it from my staff. I didn't want to disappoint my amazing fans. However, after last night's performance I could not walk and still can't."
The pop star was forced to postpone two concerts in Chicago, one in Detroit and one in Hamilton, Ontario. "I hope you can forgive me, as it is nearly impossible for me to forgive myself. I'm devastated & sad. It will hopefully heal as soon as possible. I hate this. I hate this so much. I love you and I'm sorry," she said.
Lady Gaga still has "a lot of work left" to do on her ARTPOP album.
The "Judas" singer is preparing to release her third full length album - rumored to be a double - after her Born This Way Ball world tour wraps up in March. Producer and collaborator Zedd, who has been working on tracks with Gaga, told MTV news, "We've been working on it for over a year now. There's still a lot of work left, so we're definitely gonna work on this project for the next month. I did about 10 ideas, and they were all between almost finished songs up to the piano. And then when we were on tour together in Asia for almost two months, we had a lot of time to go back and forth and pick the ones we really like and work on them. But they're still all really rough - it could be five, it could be 10."
The US leg of the Born This Way Ball kicked off earlier this month and came to the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, where Gaga delivered a typically flamboyant show, with some 12 costume changes and elaborate stage sets including a meat grinder, her castle and the singer emerging by birthing herself from a inflatable belly flanked by fishnet-clad legs. She also talked about her past as a go-go dancer and how her friends used to strip in order to pay their college fees. "I'm really just one of the highest paid strippers in the world, naturally," she told the crowd.
Beyonce and Lady Gaga have hinted at a new collaboration.
The pair - who appeared together on 2009 hit "Telephone" and extended version "Video Phone" - have fueled rumors they have returned to the studio by posting pictures of them wearing similar earrings. In November, Gaga posted a photograph on Instagram of a pair of earrings engraved with the word "Ratchet," while in December, Beyonce posted two photos of similar pieces of jewelry. On December 29, Beyonce posted a photo of the bamboo earrings alongside a pair of purple printed flat shoes, and followed it up the next day with another image of herself wearing the earrings.
It is thought they refer to a track called "Ratchet," which is also set to include rapper Azealia Banks, and may be released later this month as the lead single from Gaga's new album, ARTPOP.
Always one to try something bold and socially helpful, Lady Gaga announced that her upcoming Born This Way Ball shows will provide free counseling sessions to attendees who seek it.
Therapists will be available at a pre-show "tailgating experience" on the BornBrave Bus, which will also feature food, games, and DJ sets from Lady Starlight.
"BornBrave Bus Is a place where mental health + depression are taken seriously w/ no judgement, FREE real help available to all... I feel like most kids don't look for help because they feel embarrassed so mom + I wanted to break the stigmas around 'help' and make it fun," Gaga wrote on her Facebook.
In light of recent shootings and the LGBT community's continuing struggle for acceptance in some areas, Gaga's spotlight on mental health is quite admirable.
The Born This Way Ball kicks off in Vancouver on January 11.
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Britney Spears was the top earning woman in music this year.
The X Factor judge - who neither released a new album or went on tour in 2012 - raked in an estimated $58 million in just 12 months, according to Forbes magazine.
Most of the 30-year-old popstar's profits - which are just slightly less than the $64 million she earned in 2010 - came from her comeback Femme Fatale tour that grossed $68.7 million worldwide, followed by her Femme Fatale album, in addition to her popular fragrance line with Elizabeth Arden and her endorsement deals.
Music attorney Lori Landew, who helped Britney negotiate her first record deal as a teenager, attempted to explain her huge success despite a few rough years, saying, "Britney has an electricity that connects with audiences on screen and off, and it is that intangible quality that always seems to leave her fans, old and new, breathless."
Lady Gaga will join The Rolling Stones on stage in New Jersey. The "Bad Romance" hitmaker, Bruce Springsteen and The Black Keys will perform with the veteran rockers at their final 50 and Counting show at the Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday, and the "Brown Sugar" stars are very "excited" at the prospect.
"We're excited these extraordinary artists, Bruce Springsteen, Lady Gaga and The Black Keys, have agreed to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary as we share the night live with our fans all over the world. Now the fun begins of trying to figure out the best songs to perform together," The Rolling Stones said in a statement.
"I don't think [Lady Gaga] lives it because it's all artifice. It's all image with no meaning behind it. You can't sink your teeth into it. It's a sound bite. It's very of this age, because that's what people want.They want a Twitter line, a jpeg, an MP3."
- Jack White comments on Lady Gaga's artificiality in the latest issue of British Esquire.
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Lady Gaga played the "biggest show" ever staged in Costa Rica.
The "You and I" singer brought her Born This Way Ball to the Estadio Nacional de Costa Rica stadium in San Jose on Saturday night and was told it was the most attended concert in the history of the Central American country. "In Costa Rica tonight for stadium show. Thank you so much to everyone for buying a ticket to the BTWBALL. I will leave my heart on the stage ... Thank you Costa Rica, they told me it was the biggest show and turnout they've ever had. means so much to me. luckiest girl alive. (sic)" she wrote on her Twitter.
Gaga's stage spectacular even eclipsed a massive heavy metal concert by Metallica, and the 26-year-old pop superstar is thrilled with her achievement.
Lady Gaga has blasted Die Antwoord over Twitter. The "Born This Way" singer was outraged at the South African duo's new song "Fatty Boom Boom" which makes fun of the pop star and her eccentric stage performances.
The video features a man dressed in Gaga's iconic meat dress taking a violent sightseeing trip around Johannesburg, before giving birth to a prawn and being mauled by a lion on the street. The 26-year-old singer hit back at the controversial rappers in a tweet which parodies their song lyrics, saying, "i fink u freaky but you don't have a hit. hundred thousand tickets sold in SA. #thatsmys**t... i guess its not a good idea to tell someone you're a fan. never mind! we get it, you're not a little monster. (sic)"
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