The Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series will hold its inaugural tournament this week at the Centurion Club in London. And now that they’ve got Phil Mickelson in the fold, it’s sure to have a lot of people paying attention.
Before the golf gets underway there are a bunch of festivities planned to celebrate the occasion. Amongst the “unique fan activities” happening at the club are a Metaverse Tent, a Kids Zone, and golf challenges. There’s also an “Après Golf” concert, which is free for anyone who buys a ticket to attend the tournament. The musical lineup was recently unveiled and it includes James Morrison, James Bay, John Newman, and Craig David.
It also includes singer Jessie J, who will perform on Saturday night. That’s not out of the ordinary. However, when you remember that one of Jessie J’s biggest hits is called “Price Tag,” in which she sings about the perils of doing things for money, well, it all starts to feel a little bit ironic.
“Seems like everybody’s got a price, I wonder how they sleep at night,” starts the song, which will be played during a golf tournament in which some of the biggest names in the sport are taking large sums of money to play for a league backed by a government that backs massive human rights violations and has been proven to be behind the murder of a journalist.
And it’s safe to say that a lot of people noted the irony of hosting a singer whose hit song goes “It’s not about the money, money, money…”
LIV Golf announce that Jessie J will headline their ‘après-golf’ concert on Saturday at Centurion. Wonder if she’ll do this one… pic.twitter.com/msFvLQdYXY
— Jamie Weir (@jamiecweir) June 6, 2022
The lyrics to Price Tag, by Jessie J, who will be performing at the LIV Golf event this weekend. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/HpMz3mtNXA
— James Colgan (@jamescolgan26) June 6, 2022
Jessie J is closing the LIV Golf event. The same Jessie J who is most famous for a song called Price Tag…..
🎶 "Seems like everybody's got a price,
I wonder how they sleep at night,
When the sale comes 1st and the truth comes 2nd,
….It's not about the money, money, money" 🎶
— Golf Betting Club (@golfbettingclub) June 6, 2022
Per @jamescolgan26, LIV Golf will have a musical guest performing in London this weekend: Jessie J.
This has gotten us thinking… pic.twitter.com/5PWZOaJRZt
— Get In The Hole Podcast (@GetInTheHolePod) June 6, 2022
We have to assume that Jessie J has been asked not to play this hit, though it would make for some pretty funny content if she ends up performing it.