Rapper French Montana claims Taylor Swift turned down $13m payday

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French Montana claimed that Taylor Swift turned down $US9 million ($13 million) to perform a show in the United Arab Emirates.

Last month, the Pop That rapper, 39, shared a screenshot of text messages from someone who offered him $US1 million ($1.5 million) to perform and another person, whose name Montana censored, to perform for $US9 million in December.

“Somebody just sent me a show offer who y’all think the 9 million for lol?” he wrote atop the messages in the now-deleted post, captured by Page Six.

The Unforgettable MC — born Karim Kharbouch — claimed that person was the Bad Blood singer, 34, in a new interview with VladTV.

“They had a show offer for me and Taylor — her $US9 million, me $US1 million,” he said. “Somewhere in Emirates.”

It’s unknown why Swift allegedly turned down the offer.

Page Six has reached out to her rep for comment but did not immediately hear back.

The money definitely isn’t an issue for the pop star, as she was named a billionaire earlier this month.

“The most famous newcomer is, of course, Taylor Swift, whose record-breaking, five-continent Eras Tour is the first to surpass $1 billion in revenue,” reported Forbes.

“The 34-year-old pop star amassed an estimated $US1.1 billion ($1.6 billion) fortune, based on earnings from the blockbuster tour, the value of her music catalogue and her real estate portfolio.”

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Additionally, Swift became the “first musician to hit ten-figure status” solely based on her songs and performances.

Swift is currently on a short break from her record-breaking Eras Tour, which became the highest-grossing tour by any musician of all time, earning more than $US1 billion, per Rolling Stone.

The tour is set to resume on May 9 in Paris and will wrap up in December with three consecutive shows in Vancouver.

Until then, the Cruel Summer songstress has been spending quality time with her beau, NFL star Travis Kelce, who is currently in his off-season after winning the 2024 Super Bowl.

This article originally appeared in Page Six and was reproduced with permission