Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West reportedly banked in around $6 million for a private overseas birthday performance earlier this month.
According to reports, the duo flew out to Dubai for their performance.
Do you remember your Sweet 16? Mine was spent in my basement. And we’re pretty positive even the blingest bash on My Super Sweet 16 couldn’t compete with this one. How about paying $6 million for Jay-Z and Kanye West (aka The Throne) to perform at your birthday bash? That’s how much Manchester Football Club owner, Sheikh Mansour, paid for the pair to fly out to Dubai so his niece and her guests could Watch the Throne. Yeezy and Jay, who are nominated for a combined 10 awards at the 2012 Grammys–including Best Rap Album for their WTT collaboration and Best Rap Song for “Otis”–performed both their collaborations and a few of their respective solo hits at the pricey Sweet 16 party. (RapFix)
This week, Yeezy hit up Twitter and informed all promoters he is down to deejay at a New Year’s party.
“I kinda wanna DJ somewhere this New Years”
“My New Years DJ name is gone be YEEZY WORLD PEACE! If you book me you have to put YEEZY WORLD PEACE on the E-vite. Or I ain’t spinning.”
“Ima need a stealth bomber and 2 bottled waters #YEEZYWORLDPEACE’SRIDER,” Ye tweeted December 28th. (Kanye West’s Twitter)
Ye showed off his deejaying skills and unveiled new G.O.O.D. Music records at a recent London show.
Last week just before Christmas, Kanye gave fans across the pond a sneak preview of his label compilation when he DJed at holiday party at LeBaron London. Not only did Yeezy spin G.O.O.D. Music tracks, he also played beats from his upcoming sixth solo album. (MTV)
Last summer, Jay and Kanye made Forbes‘ annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list.
Jay-Z (aka Shawn Carter) leads all comers once again with $37 million in earnings since last August. A majority of the dough is proceeds from his Blueprint 3 tour. Nipping at his heels, however, is fellow mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, who raked in a neat $35 million from his Bad Boy record label, his Sean John clothing line and his lucrative Ciroc vodka deal. West may have landed at No. 3, but he’s a ways down there at “only” $16 million. The rest of the top 10 had similar years, revenue-wise, with Cash Money honcho Bryan “Birdman” Williams tying Lil Wayne for the next two spots with $15 million, showing that tha Carter isn’t doing too bad, either. (E! Online)
Check out some recent Kanye West performance footage below: