Eminem Turned Down $6 Million Gig

12/16/2011
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(Gibson) Eminem must not be hurting for money these days. After all, the Detroit-based hip-hop gent just turned down a $6 million gig.

That's right when Big Day Out promoter Ken West approached Eminem with a $6 million offer to headline the annual Australian music festival, which journeys around cities in both New Zealand and Australia, Slim Shady turned down the generous offer.

"It was la la land to think he could ever do the Big Day Out, even though we offered $6 million," promoter Ken West told the New Zealand Herald (via MTV News). Big Day Out has come up against quite a few snags trying to book acts. Over the years, they've had high-profile players such as Blink-182 and Prince ask to be considered for the festival, only to fall through.

"We got asked over a year ago by Prince's representation to say, 'We really want to do the Big Day Out,'" West explained. "At the same time we had Blink-182 chasing us for a year, saying, this'll get Travis [Barker] on a plane neither happened. It just kept going to the end of the line, and nobody ever really said, 'No.'" more on this story

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