Did The Weeknd get paid for Super Bowl 2021 halftime show?
He did have a lot of body doubles to support.
The Weeknd and his field full of bandaged-up doppelgängers gave a money performance at the 2021 Super Bowl halftime show. But did the 30-year-old “Blinding Lights” singer actually get any cash for the gig?
Reps for show sponsor Pepsi and The Weeknd both declined to say whether he raked in the big bucks for his widely viewed stadium performance.
But the likely answer is no.
Every Super Bowl halftime performer, from Beyoncé to Bruno Mars, has essentially worked for free. Despite selling out stadiums on world tours, most halftime A-listers are reportedly paid “union scale,” which is “a fraction of the six- and seven-figure sums” they rake in on the reg, according to Forbes.
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