Kanye West has enjoyed his Labor Day weekend overseas and reportedly 3 million dollars richer. Mr.West made his way to Central Asia over the weekend to perform. Details and footage of the multi-million dollar oppurtunity has started making its way around the internet world.
“Kanye West raked in MILLIONS of dollars this weekend to play a gig in … wait for it … waaaaait for it … KAZAKHSTAN!!! Very nice. Our Central Asian sources tell us … Kanye was invited by President Nursultan Nazarbayev to perform at his grandson’s wedding Saturday night in Almaty at the Hotel Royal Tulip. Very nice. We’re told Kanye was paid a hefty sum — in the neighborhood of $3 mil — to perform his big hits.” (TMZ)
Even though $3 million may appear to be a lot of money, according to reports the country’s president is very wealthy.
“FYI — Kazakhstan’s prez is reportedly worth billions, and is considered by some to be an ardent dictator who rigs elections. In 2011, Sting backed out of a paid gig for Nazarbayev due to alleged mistreatment of oil workers in the country. Not so nice. OTHER FACTS ABOUT KAZAKHSTAN: Sacha Baron Cohen did NOT invent it for “Borat.” It was once part of the Soviet Union. Its currency is a Tenge. Oil and livestock are a pretty big deal.” (TMZ)
Apparently Kanye took it old school and performed hits like “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”.
“Kanye West has apparently spent his Labor Day long weekend in Kazakhstan. He put on a private concert for the President of Kazakhstan’s grandson. The occasion? One of Nursultan Nazarbayev’s grandsons was getting married. Video footage from the wedding concert comes from a studio photographer, who caught Kanye performing “Can’t Tell Me Nothing.”” (Complex)
Check out some Kanye West’s performance: