Although the event was said to not be political and Bieber would not be endorsing Donald Trump directly, the Canadian singer had to think twice about it.
Supposedly Bieber’s own manager, Scooter Braun, threatened to quit if Bieber had accepted the offer. Not to mention that Justin’s band, comprised entirely of African Americans, was not on board.
It all came down to Cleveland’s all-star LeBron James, according to TMZ:
"Our sources say the promoter told Scooter ... LeBron James himself was also going to attend an event in Cleveland, welcoming the GOP without taking a political stand. The sources tell us Justin's people got in touch with LeBron's people, and they were told LeBron would actually not be in Cleveland for the convention and urged Justin not to go as well."
After careful consideration, Bieber declined the offer, which would have been the largest amount he's received for performing.