Kanye is one of the greatest and most polarizing performers in hip-hop and modern day music. It’s no secret that he goes above and beyond to deliver a spectacle performance for the viewer. However, these performances come with a cost, and its no secret that Kanye is also has one of the highest performance fees of any musician.
If you want Kanye West to perform at your show, you better have $8 million. The billionaire Yeezy mogul has revealed the seven-figure amount he charges for a performance. The revelation came in response to an Instagram account incorrectly claiming that his booking fee is $1 million.
Ye messaged the Rap Thoughts Daily page, requesting a correction while informing them that he actually charges $8 million. “Please change this. My performance fee is $8 million,” he wrote in his DM.
The account also claimed to know the performance fees for other hip-hop artists including Drake ($500K), Kid Cudi ($125K), Tyler the Creator ($150K), and Young Thug ($1.5M).
Ye have the receipts to back it up. The 45-year-old tycoon reportedly walked away from an $8 million payday to headline Coachella in April. The Weeknd and Swedish House Mafia ended up filling in for him at the last minute and collecting a similar check.
In other Ye-related news, he has appointed Steven Smith to lead Donda’s new Industrial Design division. Smith has worked as a footwear designer for brands including Adidas, Reebok, Nike, and Yeezy.
Ye also shared a peek into the future by previewing his Donda Foam Vehicle. The concept car was “conceptualized, designed, and manufactured in the United States,” however it’s unclear if and when it will enter production.