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  • Welcome toe watch mojo.

  • And today we're counting down our picks for the top 10 musicians who turned down crazy deals for this list.

  • We're looking at popular musicians and bands who turned their backs on extremely lucrative offers.

  • Let us know what you would have said to these deals in the comments.

  • Number 10 Job Rule in 2017 Job Rule made headlines for his role in the disastrous Fire Festival, which definitely left a dent in his reputation.

  • However, this entry is about a much earlier decision he may regret.

  • Theo, popular rapper, had a minor film role in 2000 ones The Fast and the Furious, for which he was reportedly paid $15,000 when it came time for the sequel two Fast Two Furious, he was offered the role of Tej Parker and would have been paid half a million dollars.

  • But according to director John Singleton, Job Rule thought he was too big for the sequel and declined Wait a second, wait a second.

  • Why don't I just find you all the fourth and we settle this on the streets, huh?

  • Bring him on anybody I want.

  • He was replaced by ludicrous, given the numerous Sequels, Jabril likely turned down a lot more than $500.

  • I'll see you about your money Number nine Lady Gaga Gaga was at the peak of her fame in the early 2010 riding high on the success of her debut and sophomore albums, The Fame and Born This Way.

  • In 2012 she was reportedly courted by the American Action Network to perform at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

  • The advocacy group wanted to offer her $1 million and donate $150,000 to a domestic violence shelter.

  • In return, however, Gaga presumably turned the offer down no surprise considering her own political views and more liberal fan base journey and Leonard Skinner took her place.

  • The RNC distance themselves from the idea, stating that it had been all the American action networks.

  • Number eight N L E.

  • Chapa.

  • After the video for this rappers first single shot of flow went viral in 2019 major record labels saw Green.

  • They embarked on a bidding war that went as high as $3 million.

  • However, Chapa turned down the multimillion dollar offers, choosing instead to keep his master recordings and signed with a private distributor called the United Masters.

  • It was through this label that Chapa released his debut, E.

  • P.

  • Cottonwood, in December 2019.

  • However, Chapa has since partnered with Warner Records, who released his single, Walk Him Down with Roddy Bridge number seven Chance, the rapper Here's another rapper who loves his creative freedom.

  • Chance has made a name for himself thanks to his popular mixtapes, including Acid Rap and Coloring book, which won the best rap album award at the 2017 Grammys.

  • Chance has repeatedly denied the chance to sign with a major record label, preferring his autonomy over conforming to a stringent record deal.

  • The exact amounts are not known, but one can safely assume that chance has been offered some big bucks, especially with three Grammys under his belt.

  • Even his debut album, The Big Day, was entirely self produced and self released, albeit to a rather negative reception.

  • Number six.

  • The Smiths.

  • When the Smiths released their last album in 1987 they'd actually already broken up due to the continued animosity between vocalist Morrissey and guitarist Johnny Marr.

  • However, that doesn't mean that fans gave up on the possibility of a re union even decades later, despite Morrissey's steadfast and vocal opposition to the idea in interviews, Coachella was keen enough to offer the band $5 million to reunite and perform.

  • The band obviously turned the lucrative offer down, with Morrissey saying, Quote money doesn't come into it easy for the man worth $50 million to say, number five slash Guns n Roses was one of the biggest rock bands of the eighties and nineties, thanks to the multiplatinum albums Appetite for Destruction, G N R.

  • Lies and Use Your Illusion.

  • Axl Rose knew how big they could be and reportedly turned down an early offer of $50,000 to leave and joined another band instead.

  • Decades later, Slash was declining money to return to the band and a lot more than $50,000.

  • Slash told Jake that he had repeatedly declined excessive 78 digit kinds of offers to reunite with guns and roses.

  • However, it seems like Slash eventually came around as he officially rejoined the band in 2016 to embark on the ironically named Not in This Lifetime tour Number four.

  • Rihanna, Cardi B and JZ Maroon five performance at the Super Bowl 53 halftime show received largely negative reviews, with critics arguing that the NFL was playing things too safe At the time, the NFL was in the middle of a controversy involving player Colin Kaepernick, who famously kneeled during national anthems to protest police brutality and racial inequality.

  • Numerous musicians turned down the offer to perform at that year's Super Bowl, including Rihanna, Cardi, B and JZ.

  • They declined the offer as a show of solidarity with Rihanna, saying, I just couldn't be a sellout.

  • I couldn't be an enabler.

  • Number three The Doors Jim Morrison was adamant that the Doors music would not be used in advertisements.

  • For him, it was a principle of artistic integrity to not sell out for a quick buck.

  • The story goes that back in 1967 the doors were offered $75,000 by Buick to use Light My Fire in an Appel commercial.

  • Morrison vehemently declined.

  • Even now, decades after his death, the surviving members of the doors fight over the commercial use of their music.

  • Drummer John Densmore has tried to keep Morrison's artistic integrity alive, and it's estimated that the band has declined nearly $20 million in deals.

  • Number two Franz Ferdinand.

  • This indie rock band was especially big in 2004 winning the Mercury Prize and earning the top spot on the Village Voice is famous Pass and job pole with their single Take Me Out at the height of their musical power.

  • A couple of years later, the band was approached by an unnamed company who wanted to use their music for an ad campaign.

  • They were willing to spend $50 million on the campaign, with a non insubstantial portion going to the band.

  • It was also estimated that the campaign would quadruple the sales of their album.

  • You could have it so much better, however.

  • Franz Ferdinand turned the mystery company down, stating we had to surrender Oliver identity and integrity to this product.

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  • Number one.

  • The Beatles This band was a worldwide phenomenon, so naturally Lorne Michaels offered them a whopping $3000 to reunite on Saturday Night Live.

  • We're just kidding.

  • Borns offer was meant as a joke, and her actual number one involves a lot more money.

  • Number one ABBA.

  • This offer may sound like a joke, but it was anything but.

  • ABBA was incredibly popular in the seventies, and they have remained relevant throughout the years, thanks to their insanely catchy tunes.

  • Not to mention the success of Mamma Mia!

  • It used to be so nice it used to be so good.

  • Play debuted on West End in 1999 to rave reviews and great success, and a consortium saw potential.

  • They offered the Band Aid frankly, Unbelievable $1 billion to reunite and tour for 100 shows across the world or 250th, according Toa agony at the Faltskog.

  • And while Benny Andersson admits that is a hell of a lot of money to say no to, the band decided against it.

  • Sometimes you just have to let your legacy speak for itself.

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