Why Lily Allen Turned Down This £61m Gig Before Her Big Comeback…

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  • Lily Allen recalls the awkward moment she missed out on the biggest pay packet of her career. Oh dear.

    Lily Allen has turned to Twitter for comfort, after revealing the huge payout she turned down earlier in her career.

    Speaking of her financial regret online, the Hard Out Here singer said she previously dismissed ‘hundreds of thousands of bitcoin’ to perform a gig on virtual platform, Second Life.

    Although the gig would’ve apparently involved Lily singing from the comfort of her home, with an audience watching via their computers, the bitcoin paycheck didn’t cut it for the Brit songstress.

    ‘About 5 years ago someone asked me to stream a gig live on second life for hundreds of thousNds of bitcoins, ”as if” I said. #idiot #idiot,’ (sic) Lily tweeted.

    Back then, the bitcoins (BTC) – a digital currency launched in 2009 – would’ve amounted to a few hundred pounds at the time. However, with each bitcoin now worth a staggering £610, Lily’s gig would’ve seen her take home a cool £61 million in today’s market.

    Yikes. While Lily’s £6 million fortune doesn’t exactly merit any complaints, you can see why she’s feeling a little silly four years on. 

    Making her epic comeback last year, Lily has since told Q magazine: ‘I wasn’t surprised to come back again, but I was surprised to want to so soon.

    ‘It’s been quite a shock…a lot has changed in four years.’

    Meanwhile Kanye West is said to be planning to launch a new rival currency of his own… because he can, presumably.

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