According to a report from TMZ, Aaron’s publicist recently spoke with the outlet and stated that Aaron is embarking on a tour in which there is a set fee for fans who want to do a meet-and-greet before the show. However, the artists don’t negotiate on the price at all.
Aaron’s publicist told the outlet that people have the option to partake in the meet-and-greet or not, and the fact of the matter is that Aaron wasn’t supposed to be negotiating on prices with any of the fans; it’s not his job.
The spokesperson for the singer-songwriter stated that Aaron was doing his best to be nice to the person who appeared to be a bit confused by the event. Reportedly, Mr. Carter won’t take a picture with a fan unless they pay a fee.
Mr. Carter was in Indianapolis at the Indiana State Fair on Friday, where he performed as part of the Pop 2000 Tour. The fan claims Aaron was in the crowd and said to the group, “you’re in my crew,” and the fan told him in response that she wanted to be a part of it.
Aaron told the person that it’s $300 for a meet-and-greet, and the fan told her that she could do $250 instead because they didn’t have the money to pay $300. Aaron allegedly told her that it would be $50 to take a picture.
Aaron said he would take the picture for free, and then the fan claimed she felt bad because Aaron clearly needed the money. Carter told her in response that he didn’t need to do it because he has an $80,000 watch on his wrist.
Aaron performed alongside a few different artists including O-Town, Ryan Cabrera, and Tyler Hilton. Lance Bass was there as well and he sang, “Bye Bye Bye,” with O-Town who then finished the festival.
As it was previously reported, Aaron has reportedly had a tough past few days, following the news that he and his girlfriend broke up, as well as the allegation that he was “suicidal and was taking drugs.” When the police arrived at his home, they discovered that he was doing fine.