The Weeknd has refused the money offered to him by Coachella Boss as he has been requested to replace Kanye at the upcoming festival in Indio, California.
Disagreement ensued when Phil Anschutz [who owns the Coachella Festival through AEG Live] wanted to pay The The Weeknd far less than the initial offer to follow artist Kanye West.
With the recent controversy facing Kanye West who was made to drop out as the headline act for this year’s Coachella.
West was reportedly prepared to make $8 million, plus a $500,000 production fee if he played the festival.
During the negotiations between The Weeknd’s management and Anschutz’s company Goldenvoice, which produces the festival.
The Weeknd bluntly refused to take a smaller amount.
“Even after Coachella announced the new lineup on Wednesday, a deal wasn’t in place for The Weeknd, who threatened to pull out at an hour’s notice if he didn’t get the same deal as Kanye,” the source continued. “Finally, on Wednesday — faced with the prospect of a second headline act pulling out of Coachella at the last minute — Anschutz’s company caved and agreed to pay The Weeknd the same money.” TMZ reports.