Jay-Z & Kanye West Paid $6 Million To Perform In Dubai

"The Throne" received a hefty payday to perform in Dubai.

Fans wondering what it would cost to hire Jay-Z and Kanye West to perform at their birthday parties now have an answer: the price tag is $6 million.

That's how much billionaire Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour paid for the duo to perform at his sister's 16th birthday party to a packed crowed in Dubai two weeks before Christmas.

Thesun.co.uk reports that each emcee was paid 1.9 million pounds, roughly $2.92 million.

Earlier this month, Jay-Z revealed that he was open to recording another album with West.

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63 Comments

  • TX

    All these bitch niggas hate Ye and Jay so much yet they take the time to leave a comment?? You bitches don't make no sense. Keep hatin gay boys, you only help them out more by doing so.

  • Anonymous

    Jay-Z and Kanye are not good performers. Jay used to be a great performer but he runs out of breath fast and his flow isnt nearly as good, and idk if Kanye was ever a good performer. Why you would pay $6M I don't know... but hey hes a billionare so it probably doesn't make a dent in his bank.

  • redrum

    DUBAI getting 2 hear and see the devils helper and the homo!

  • Camaro

    And just how the fuck do u think America came to be? Think before u type.

  • Anonymous

    ALL OF YOU "I WOULDN'T PAY THAT" TALKERS, YOU DON'T HAVE THAT MONEY SO WE KNOW YOU WOULDN'T. THESE PEOPLE GOT OIL AND COMMODITIES WEALTH, YOU TRYNA "GET TO THE PAPER". IF YOU UNDERSTOOD WHAT I JUST SAID, YOU MIGHT HAVE A CHANCE.

  • I can say they have money over there. It feels like your in a kingdom. Its clean there and there are not too much of poor people there.

  • Anonymous

    thought dog: Apparently Kanye and Jay don't know how Dubai came to be. To put it short...Rich people took poor peoples land and turned it into their own paradise. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ MAKE IT YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTION TO READ A BOOK.

  • Mike

    I've been to Abu Dhabi back when I was in the Navy and I can say they have money over there. It feels like your in a kingdom. Its clean there and there are not too much of poor people there. They look after there people. People need to understand that people overseas dont think like us when they spend money. America it self judge to damn much. I would pay a million to a performer if I choose to. The culture over there is different.

  • Anonymous

    and workers comp sued Jay for 18K? LOL

  • Mr Flamboyant

    Good for these coons. Wasn't it a recent controversy with people backing out of Dubai performances and giving back the loot from past performances over there in protest to all of the heinous shit done there? If I'm not mistaken, it was something viciously horrible that's been happening and has been for years? Niggas get caught in Dubai on some bullshit if you want... Anyway...hope they donate this cash to a good/great cause. LP was wack as f anyway.

  • Anonymous

    See how they niggas work... they the only ones going over to Dubai... cus the Illuminati looks after they own... wake up my niggas

  • BlazeDatIshUp

    Well some folks in Abu Dhabi are set to pay Tiger Woods about 3 million, just to play in a championship there, so regardless if he wins he's paid. Now they say it cost these folks millions in order to get Kanye and Jay to perform. Well hey I say if someone is willing to pay you that much to perform take it, but personally no one is worth paying that much just to perform in my opinion. The only people worth paying that kind of loot for, if you are willing to pay, would have been Michael Jackson or Marvin Gaye, and maybe a few others, cuz you get a full performance in every way. Again though I would never pay that much loot for anyone to perform, even if I was a billionaire. I'd rather invest the money in a company I researched or buy some real estate.

  • cee-lo brown

    I hope that Kanye got most of that cash. This whole album would have been way better with Jay. Jay holding Kanye back. He can't stand seeing other dudes outshining him.

    • Anonymous

      AND YOU PURPOSELY SKIPPED THE PART WHERE IT SAYS THEY SPLIT 2.92M TO TYPE THAT? SANTA AIN'T LEAVE THAT BRAIN FOR YOU THIS YEAR HUH?

  • Anonymous

    Jay and YE stay winning

  • thought dog

    Apparently Kanye and Jay don't know how Dubai came to be. To put it short...Rich people took poor peoples land and turned it into their own paradise.

  • Anonymous

    this is horrible....i live in the bahamas and all i need is 50,000 for school and i can't get it....good grades, ambition and talent and i can't get a good education...props to them i guess

    • Anonymous

      stop hating man you want to see them like you. i wouldnt want nobody to suffer like i do i'am glad to see some black men getting over. get that money

  • Kettle

    Particularly ignorant comment since class is more revealing and harder to fake than race in Dubai. That place is a much bigger race and nationality melting pot than America. You've obviously never been.

  • Nostlgia

    Haven't been to Dubai and the UAE in years. That place is like paradise. Time for a trip....

  • Hustling Harry Potter

    I want to make it clear that ANYONE his sister liked would have gotten the money...If she liked Mobb Deep they would have gotten 6 Mill as well. The dude is a multi billionaire. People are always looking to jump on Jay-Z's dick and make him look special...It's sad. They do not charge/get paid this kind of money of a regular basis, but knowing Jay's greedy ass he probably will try to charge this now. People are pretty dumb though...Even if I had 200 Billion I would not be giving a rapper that kind of money...So many people are struggling and you're giving money to people who already have money? The rich get richer...Try giving it to someone who actually needs it.

    • Anonymous

      HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT MOBB WOULDA GOT? WHERE'S YOUR PROOF?

    • GoReadABook

      You're a moron. Fuckin Mobb Deep are you serious? You clearly don't understand how this shit works. They were paid that much money because Jay-z and Kanye individually get enough offerings to do concerts that they get to choose, probably based off of which is easiest and pays most. Its 6 Million because they had to go to fucking Dubai, because they (being two of the most famous, wealthy, and successful hip-hop artists ever) both performed together, and because they just released an album together which means they are busy as fuck. You pay that much to a big name because they have other shit to do and really don't need the money unless it is an amount so considerable that they would be dumb not to do it. Mobb Deep wouldn't even come close. They woulda done the concert for 50 racks or less. Get outta here with that 'everyone thinks Jay-z is cooler than he actually is' bullshit, fuckin hater

  • Nephew

    these niggaz got star power,damn.

  • jae 1

    yea a lot of artist get paid that much,that been going on wers the videos?? lol youl see a headline "such and such got a car that cost this much so its like ok andd lol..like want do u want ppl to drool or watch a kool vid talking about w.e lol

  • cmdrtebok

    remember that time they still had african slavery in the UAE. lame Jay, lame.

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  • Anonymous

    Em recently rejected $6m to perform in Australia...Just saying!

  • magmatic123

    it goes to shows how mismanaged money is around the world..people dying of starvation but Dubai has enough resources to horde for centuries to come

    • O Deal

      The world trade center was "knocked down" by planes in 2001. The building of Dubai was started shortly before 2001. Ask yourself...What is the "war on terror" really accomplishing?

    • nasty n

      people dying of starvation? in the UAE? dont talk about shit you dont know about. people in the gulf are especially in Saudi Arabi, Emirates , Qatar are living the life due to the huge salaries and compensations they receive from the government (Tax Free even if your income is over 100 mill a year), every 7 year old has 3 cellphones, Ipads , and an indian driver to take him to school and where ever he wants,best clothes,best food, best vacations all over the world...no one is even close to starving here trust me..The Gulf isn't Yemen or Egypt or any of those fucked up countries

    • truth

      Yeah, you're right. Dubai has a shitload of resources, that arab country has atleast 100x the money of the US + Europe. But Dubai has a huge-ass humanitarian record. They regularly give more-than-generous funds to poor places around the world, and are hugely generous when they help out with natural disasters (e.g. they gave shitlooaaaddsss to japan, haiti...)

    • Anonymous

      just think of the millions of dollars that cities all over the world are blowing on damn fireworks over the next couple of days as well...

  • Teddy

    Damn, too many haters on here. Why every time a piece of news about either Jay, Yeezy and Weezy comes up and there's always niggaz hatin on one of them. Most of y'all probably got nothing good going on in life, so you gotta hate. I think Both three are different but then all are pretty successful, and I appreciate that. Things are going good for me in life, so I rarely hate on these successful people. Don't mean to boast, but envy is driving the haters you see here.

  • Anonymous

    niggers in dubai..........lol

    • Kettle

      This is a particularly ignorant comment since class is more revealing and harder to fake than race in Dubai. That place is a much bigger race and nationality melting pot than America. You've obviously never been.

  • yawooh

    I dnt care if i was billionare or even a trillionaire, there's no way im paying a million $ just to c two rappers perform. U can ressurect Pac, Biggie, Eazy-E and I still aint payin dat much money#stupid$

    • Anonymous

      First of all, I don't think you could afford it

    • dentaldamboy

      I'm sure you would pay that much for Wayne, Drake, Nicki, Mack Maine, Tyga, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, Corey Gunz, T-Streetz, Lil Chuckee, Shanell, Lil Twist, Jay Styles, Short Dawg and Birdman.

  • dentaldamboy

    This article fails to mention that YMCMB is the future of hip hop.

    • yadig

      I agree with that, and I'm not calling Jay fake. Just pointing out that Jay Z fans call out Wayne for doing the same shit that Jay's done throughout his career.

    • Anonymous

      Any true writer will contradict themselves if they write from what they feel. Isn't it true that our feelings right now could and probably contradict our feelings in a few hours or days. Try writing from the heart before you talk about artist songs contradicting each other.

    • Anonymous

      YMCMB = Young Males Caressing Mens Butts

    • Anonymous

      Nas does the same. Goes from Distant Relatives to Nasty and Dog Shit, but nobody calls him out on that.

    • yadig

      Jay Z is the same way. He makes songs like Song Cry, Excuse Me Miss, Get You Home (with Foxy) and he make songs about moving weight. Jay Z fans are the biggest dickriders. Jay did the same shit that people call Wayne out on. Notice how Wayne supporters don't try to make it out like Jay Z is garbage while Jay fans call Wayne's music garbage. Wayne fans rightfully point out that Jay is over the hill, which is true.

    • Hank Hill

      Kids these days with their wack music you see lil wayne rapping about loving one song and the next about being a blood and smoking weed, stop riding Waynes dick and give some respect to good hip hop

    • yadig

      The writers on this site are constantly hating on YMCMB and riding Gay-Z's dick. But they can't deny the fact that Wayne is running rap and Jay is an old man past his prime.

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