The rapper of The Weeknd, who will replace Kanye West at the Coachella festival as the headliner, has threatened to cancel the show due to a small fee.
According to its sources, festival organizer Phil Anschutz did not want to pay the musician the $ 8.5 million promised to Kanye West.
The Weeknd appeared as soon as possible to replace Kanye West as headliner. But Phil Anschutz wanted to keep the money promised to Kanye and pay The Weeknd much less, only a few million. The festival would appropriate the rest, Says the insider.
In response, the rapper said he would refuse to perform unless he was offered the same fee as West. Faced with the prospect of a second-minute headliner refusing to perform at Coachella, Anschutz gave in and agreed to pay The Weeknd the same money. Kanye West, who was to headline the festival, withdrew just two weeks before Coachella. According to insiders, he wants to remain out of the public eye after scandals with his ex-wife Kim Kardashian and her new lover, comedian Pete Davidson. In addition, Western media report that the musician went for treatment – he suffers from bipolar disorder.