Kanye West Paid $3 Million to Perform at Kazakhstan Wedding

Kanye West

Kanye West scored a major payday over the weekend. The hip-hop mogul traveled to Kazakhstan to perform at a private wedding.

According to TMZ, West was invited by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to provide the entertainment at his grandson’s wedding Saturday night at Almaty’s Hotel Royal Tulip.

He was reportedly paid around $3 million to perform his biggest hits including “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.” Guests took photos in front and with Yeezus, posting the footage on Instagram.

Nazarbayev, who is considered by some to be a dictator, is reportedly worth billions and has stirred controversy for human rights violations and corruption.

In 2011, Sting publicly rejected an invitation to perform at the Kazakh government’s Astana Day festival, citing Nazarbayev’s “repression and crackdown” against striking oil and gas workers.

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  1. ♪►Muzzac◄♪

    That’s it? Nicki got paid 5 mil to perform in vegas.

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    troof Reply:

    @♪►Muzzac◄♪, yea but that included giving head

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    K Reply:

    @troof,you claim she giving head,at least she is getting paid and you on the other hand have to giving everything for free.

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    rew Reply:

    @K, yea never mind betraying your principles and destroying your dignity so long as you get paid.

    5 million says youre just some lame fat black bitch with no talent sitting behind a computer

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    K Reply:

    @rew,sigh a racist like you,talking about dignity…flat line.

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    LJ Reply:

    @troof, I love Nicki, but that was funny.

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    Beygood Reply:

    @♪►Muzzac◄♪,
    NYE, you fool… Nicki cant bag pay days like this!!!

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    NoAngel Reply:

    @♪►Muzzac◄♪, You Nicki fans are hilarious.. But you do know that all that 5 million never really went to Nicki right? .. First it goes the Replubic which is the first company then it goes to Birdman and Slim then Lil Wayne then they decide what happens next

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    Ransan Reply:

    @♪►Muzzac◄♪, But who said anything about Nicki on this post.. This is Kanye West not a Starships pop singer

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    Rasheed Reply:

    Thts it? Lol smh its 3 mill and kanye will hv more invites to perform than nickis fake ass…pun intended. Lmao. Lets not hate and be hppy for the guy.

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  2. Dave

    Dumasses the point is not how much he or nicki made. The point is who he performed for and what type of person that is. Also it indicates that everyone has his price. Ironic according to Kanyes latest work and the message he for example try to bring across In new slaves. Btw I’m a kanye fan but trying to approach this in an objective way

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    Nick wright Reply:

    @Dave, Didn’t understand a thing of what you just said

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    Croqque Reply:

    @Nick wright, ’cause you’re slow – no offense – just read more!

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    Shannon Reply:

    @Dave, Please if you have a problme with the type of person he performed for, then you better take your a** to Pennsylvania Avenue and have a talk with your President who has complemented this leader and who has several deals with him, and we give them billions of dollars each year. Obama has called him a great leader, so if you have a problem with Kanye performng for him, I guess you better have a problem with us doing business with him and having him as an Ali.

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  3. smfh

    Smh, receiving money from a dictator. Isnt this what kanye was against for?

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    Shannon Reply:

    @smfh, go talk to your president since you are so appauled. If we can take things from them and give things to them, so can Kanye. DO your history before running your mouth.

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  4. Onika Miraj

    Nicki has nothing to do with this; everyone’s bickering about her is beginning to get pathetic.

    Anyway, I thought it sad Kardashian wedding at first; that shit scared me.

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  6. Bob

    1) greed
    2) as if he needs the money
    3) lame

    #NEWSLAVE indeed

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  7. Sushi

    This title was so misleading. I thought it said that Kanye had to PAY to perform. -_-

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