Millennial favorites (?) Demi Lovato, Lena Dunham, and Katy Perry have all campaigned for Hillary Clinton this election cycle, and according to a new report from The Free Beacon, at least one of them has gotten paid. The Clinton campaign reported paying Perry’s company, Kitty Purry, Inc., almost $70,000 in December for “event production.”
It’s not clear from the filing which event the campaign paid for or what exactly was included in the $70,000 fee. Perry endorsed Clinton in October and performed at one of her Iowa rallies; she is also scheduled to perform at a campaign fundraiser next month.
Millennial somebody Ryn Weaver, who is apparently also a pop singer, accused Perry on Twitter this week of getting paid to endorse Clinton. She also accused Perry of being a “bully,” which is neither here nor there. Perry didn’t respond to either of the claims.
For context, the Beacon notes that the Obama campaign paid Kitty Purry, Inc., over $128,000 in 2012 for “event site rental, staging, sound, lighting, travel, and lodging.” Perry performed at multiple Obama events during the 2012 campaign.
We reached out to the Clinton campaign for comment on its relationship with Katy Perry, and we’ll update this post if we hear back.
Update, 5:46 p.m.: Clinton’s press secretary Nick Merrill sent us the following statement: “Katy Perry has voluntarily donated her time and energy to the Hillary for America campaign at no cost, and we are extremely grateful for her support. In compliance with campaign finance rules, basic production costs have been paid for by the campaign.”