Katy Perry: American Idol’s Paid Me ‘More Than Any Male Judge’ In Its History

Singer Says She's Been In Negotiations With 'Idol' For Years
Published: Wednesday 24th May 2017 by Rashad

‘Dark Horse’ hitmaker Katy Perry may not be riding hits to the top of the charts in ways she’s been accustomed to in the past, but the absence of her chart dominance has by no means minimized her number of rides to the bank.  Case in point?  Her ‘American Idol’ pay.

As we reported last week, the Grammy-nominated songstress was not only the first confirmed judge of ABC’s ‘Idol’ reboot, but she was set to pocket a cool $15 million for the gig.  While Perry has yet to confirm if the reports are true, what she did recently confirm (via an interview with New York’s KTU radio) was that the sum she negotiated was higher than any male judge has ever received over the show’s 15-season history.

Hear her relish in the accomplishment below:

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  1. Beysus May 24, 2017

    Wat about female ? Mariah got u BEAT?

    • LISA LEVINE May 25, 2017

      Mariah is an ICON, Songwriter, Legend, Vocalist, Queen of Billboard Number 1’s. Katy perry is not in Mariah’s league and NEVER will be, Katy’s time is about up. Mariah has 26 years of Power. 26 years of being one of the queens of pop. Katy Perry DOES NOT HAVE THE VOICE, THE VOCALS OR THE SONGWRITING ABILITIES.

    • Metzo May 25, 2017

      Yes Mimi go 18M hunny

    • Brittany Paige May 25, 2017

      J.LO was paid 17.5M! Also more than KP 😀 ahahaha

  2. DanYiel Iman May 25, 2017

    Which means she’ll get paid all those funds & the talent that wins will not have a well weathered record career!! ?

  3. Mariah Carey May 25, 2017

    But not more than me dahhhling! I know it’s throwback Thursday but do we really have to mention her dahhling?

    • LISA LEVINE May 25, 2017

      Honey, she will NEVER…..have a Hero or One Sweet Day.

  4. Jeans May 25, 2017

    I hope it gets cancelled

  5. gina May 25, 2017

    who cares. american idol is a gigantic flop nowadays just like her lol.

  6. TheFacts May 25, 2017

    Didn’t the producers claim that paying judges was the downfall of the first run of the show?!?! Then why pay 15M for someone who no one wants to see as a judge?!?!

  7. Jamie May 25, 2017

    She’s weird and her head’s shaped like a leggo so…

  8. Carlitos May 25, 2017

    You guys are disgusting, horrible human beings. To attack for no reason and to wish the worst for somebody — that’s the lowest of the low. What f****** waste of spaces.

    • I HATE BLACK and WHITE B****** May 25, 2017

      Yes. Katy white trash is a pure racist b****. She can retire now her music career is done

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