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Katy Perry

$20 Mil 'Idol' Offer

REJECTED

8/25/2012 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"American Idol" desperately wanted Katy Perry to fill one of its vacant judge's seats, so much so,  they offered her $20 MILLION ... but she she still turned it down ... TMZ has learned.

Sources close to the production tell TMZ ... "Idol" pursued Perry relentlessly for weeks, eager to get her to sign on the dotted line. According to our sources, they started the offer at $18 million, but threw even more cash on the table ... $20 MILLION for a one year contract!!!

We're told Katy made it clear ... she was NOT interested and money wasn't the issue.

Sources tell us ... aside from the fact that Katy's schedule made it impossible to do the show ... she just didn't think it was right career choice for her.

Mariah must be one pissed, $18 million judge.

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76.

Jodi    

I get $20,000 a year to teach college kids how to write. Lots of work. $20 million for this nonsense. No wonder America has gone to the dogs.

767 days ago
77.

blah    

smart girl... she aint gonna be on that flop show... she aint flop like Mooriah

767 days ago
78.

hinson3102@yahoo.com    

I see Idol as a end of the line kinda thing. Not that the hosts of the show are talentless. But it seems that is where the singers or other forms of music stars, go when their career has come to a halt so to say .And their fame at the tip top is fizzling.
In other words I think she made a great decision and leave that empty seat to Mariah's dog. :)

767 days ago
79.

pie    

Katy had her 15 minutes of fame, and will always be remembered as a fool for rejecting amerian idol's 20 million offer to do the show for 1-year.

766 days ago
80.

rash on my ass    

this is funny watch lmao http://youtu.be/GUgNP0v228Y

766 days ago
81.

TheRodster21    

Only washed up singers should join, look what it did for JLO

766 days ago
82.

Lynda Jones-owings    

American Idol needs to end the show period..................

766 days ago
83.

Da.024.One    

Duh! she doesn't deserves the 20 million she's not even a singer, then if I were in the position of Mariah Carey, I should terminate my contract coz she deserves a higher talent fee coz she is a living legend and a songbird supreme,

760 days ago
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