Rocker Ted Nugent paid not to sing at event

WiG reports

The town of Longview, Texas, has reportedly paid far-right Rocker Ted Nugent $16,000 not to appear at the town’s Fourth of July Festival.

A city spokesman told KLTV that said Nugent was “not the right feel for this kind of community event.”

Nugent had been scheduled as the headliner to play the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center as part of the town’s Independence Day celebration. But the town paid Nugent half of his guaranteed performance fee of $32,000 in order to break the verbal agreement.

The cancellation followed Nugent’s January description of President Barack Obama as a “subhuman mongrel.”

Nugent is a high-profile supporter of right wing Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who’s running for governor.

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis, Abbott’s Democratic gubernatorial opponent, called the attorney general’s embrace of Nugent an “insult.”

Nugent previously was removed from a 2012 concert at a military base after saying he would be “dead or in jail by this time next year” if Obama was re-elected that year.