• April Muldrew

Jason Weaver Rejected A $2 Million Dollar Deal From Disney. Here’s Why.

Whoever said patience is a virtue ain’t neva lied and that’s exactly the case for actor/singer Jason Weaver.

The man that we all came to know and love as a young Michael Jackson in the hit TV mini-series The Jacksons: An American Dreamas well as his most notable role to date: young Simba in the original The Lion King recently sat down with VladTV to share why turning down a $2 million dollar deal from Disney has been the best decision he and his Mom ever made.

“That amount of money, to an average middle class family in Chicago in the early 90s, I mean ... that’s something. But immediately, my mom goes, ‘Wait a minute.”

The reason for the hold up was because the deal came with a price. The price being the singer’s royalties.

“She was like, ‘Nah, let’s negotiate royalties,’” Weaver says of his mother’s decision.

Ultimately Weaver ended up receiving a check for $100k including royalties in perpetuity and because of his mother’s forward thinking he’s made back well above the $1.9 million dollars he initially turned down due to the royalty checks.

“Shout out to my mother. She was absolutely right. That residual income that I generate, that is so helpful.”

Moral of the story: 🗣Get you a mind or a mother like Jason Weaver’s 👏🏾👏🏾