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Kanye West Paid Millions To Perform For Controversial Kazakhstan President?!

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kanye west paid millions for controversial gig

Wait, was he performing for Borat??

We kid, we kid!

But innerestingly enough, Kanye West did make the trip to Kazakhstan to perform at the wedding of President Nursultan Nazarbayev's grandson.

Yeezy reportedly joined the party in Almaty at Hotel Royal Tulip where he performed many of his major hits. And if you know anything, you know Kanye hits are going to cost…

…and apparently it cost the president somewhere around $3 million! Just enough for baby North West's college savings!

And from what we hear, the president could easily afford that because he's supposedly worth billions. But he's not just some fun rich guy because he has often been accused of being a dictator who has rigged elections. There's also been some controversy about the alleged mistreatment of oil workers in the country - an issue that had Sting back out of a performance for the president.

We've gotta wonder if Yeezy knew the pot of controversy he was jumping into!

If you weren't able to make it to the Kazakhstan performance this weekend, ch-ch-check out a snippet of it…AFTER THE JUMP!!

[Image via WENN.]

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25 comments to “Kanye West Paid Millions To Perform For Controversial Kazakhstan President?!”

  1. anonymous says – reply to this


    He can play for whoever he wants to. A job is a job. It doesn't mean he agrees with the politics. It's his deal nobody elses.

  2. Terija says – reply to this


    What happened to him taking 6 months off after baby?!? Too bored to hang anymore!
    Nice tunic by the way???

  3. jesse says – reply to this


    I would have done the same thing,
    3 million$ to do his job?
    I don't think it makes him a bad person.

  4. 4

    prolly to fund some terrorists

  5. 5

    Any other artist and they would be slammed for taking this kind of gig…..Kanye, not so much. What is it? He's just another person with bad music.

  6. EJ says – reply to this


    Re: chimp chat – hater

  7. EJ says – reply to this


    Re: babydoll64 – hater

  8. Alex says – reply to this


    what a sellout! You're a slave, Kanye!

  9. 9

    black entertains and hollywood love those dictators, they'll line up for that mass killer money everytime. I wouldn't take $3 from a freaking dictator.

  10. 10

    I heard he SUCKED-OFF the entire Dictator's security team…

  11. 11

    Where'd the Dictator get the money…..STOLE IT?

  12. Robb7 says – reply to this


    Like JLo, the talentless tiny rapper has to go to third-world countries to get a gig. You know you've hit rock bottom when you're playing at a wedding in Kazakhstan. Keeping up with the Kardashians!!! LMAO

  13. anonymous says – reply to this


    Ya well, let's compare his bank account to yours. This is not a big deal. He's an entertainer, not a politician. He doesn't have to have an opinion about this person he's performing for. He's there to do what he's been paid for and that's it. Keep your diaper on.

  14. jared says – reply to this


    Bon Jovi, Nelly Fertado, Mariah Carey, etc. have all done it. I just want to figure out who told the media. Is it Chewbacca trying to destroy him because she destroyed her husband.

  15. 15

    Let us ask Human Rights Watch to explain how these ill informed, careless and greedy decisions are so damaging.

  16. Ajskinbear says – reply to this


    This is suppossed to be one of the most stylish men in the world. Lately I feel he has become a bit of a slob.

  17. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Alex – Yeah. It's work. 3 Million to be a 'slave' for an evening performing when that's what you do? You'd do the job in a heartbeat if you'd done the work to get there. Everybody's a slave to someone or something. As Dylan sang, everybody's gotta serve somebody.

  18. 18

    I would have done the same thing! $3 million to do his job? Whatever. We're not gonna pay that much. Furthermore, his career has hit it's apex. Without Jay Z on the record, it's all downhill.

  19. MichJB says – reply to this


    Kayne has sold himself agin for the sake of a buck - a slave owning a slave.

  20. 20

    WHY?? coz he cant even sing!!

  21. 21

    Geez Perez, how about hiring a graveyard shift writer on Sundays and holidays?
    I'd volunteer but I am too darn old and also do not know HTML.
    Will be real glad when you get back to regular coverage tomorrow.

  22. sue says – reply to this


    he should be ashamed. his whore has no standards what can you expect from the side kick. bring ray j to piss on him and his cow. what he just earned is dirty money.

  23. Oslowithlove says – reply to this


    he is a jackass,qupte from obama.lol

  24. John says – reply to this


    Jennifer Lopez did the same, “The Bronx-born bombshell earned more than $9 million from fees earned entertaining “crooks and dictators from Eastern Europe and Russia,” according to a report from the Human Rights Foundation, the same dictator country that United States is going to war with (Syria).
    For $2,5 million, J.Lo sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” to Turkmenistan dictator Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov this summer.
    Once ousted, she apologized, but did not give money back or hand it over to nonprofit groups that help victims of the rights-abusing regimes.

  25. Ted says – reply to this


    Fuck you ass hole don't you know there a war going on with these dictators, worthless piece shit, hope your wife, your girl friend you cousin all get rape and murder, see how you like it what these helpless people are going thought in there country?