Kanye West has reportedly seen a huge boost in his bank balance with reports claiming the rapper was flown to Kazakhstan over the weekend and paid £1.9 million ($3 million) to perform at a wedding.
The 'New Slaves' rapper is said to have left girlfriend Kim Kardashian and their daughter North at home in Los Angeles to head over to Europe where he was invited to perform at the wedding of President Nursultan Nazarbayev's grandson on Saturday, and if the reports are true, then it was certainly made worth Kanye's time.
Kanye West reportedly received $3 million to perform at a wedding in Kazakhstan (WENN)
According to TMZ, Kanye took to the stage at the reception of the nuptials held in Almaty at the Hotel Royal Tulip and performed a selection of his biggest hits including 'Can't Tell Me Nothing,' and most likely a couple of cuts from his latest album 'Yeezus.' The website claims Kanye received a whopping $3 million for the short set.
Kanye, 36, isn't the only musician to receive an invitation to perform in Kazakhstan – in 2011, Sting was forced to cancel his show in the country citing human rights concerns. Sting was due to perform in the capital Astana but said he refused to support the country's government.
“Hunger strikes, imprisoned workers and tens of thousands on strike represents a virtual picket line which I have no intention of crossing,” Sting said in a statement.
“The Kazakh gas and oil workers and their families need our support and the spotlight of the international media on their situation in the hope of bringing about positive change.”
A rep for Kanye West has been contacted.