Steven Tyler Wants More ‘Idol’ Money
Steven Tyler is looking for a pay raise. As reports circulate about Jennifer Lopez’s possible multi-million-dollar contract with “American Idol,” the Aerosmith frontman is reportedly also making demands for a pay bump for his work on the show. A source tells the “New York Post,” “Steven is halfway through a two-year deal, and his management has asked for more money.” The source says Tyler’s camp has made the argument that he’s just as “sensational and popular” on “Idol’s” judges’ panel as Jennifer. But “Idol” bosses say Tyler is tied to his current deal and should honor it.
Recent reports suggest Lopez will be back for another season of “American Idol” with a 20-million-dollar contract in tow. But Fox executives remain tight-lipped about Lopez’s negotiations with the show. A rep for the singer-actress says talks are still “ongoing” and she has “nothing to announce as yet.”