How much is too much to pay for a Kanye West performance? For former NBC Universal executive Jeff Zucker, the answer is $1 million.
According to the New York Post, That’s the price that West quoted the powerful media personality when he tried to tap him for a set at his son’s bar mitzvah over the weekend.
Zucker decided to a go a different route, still dropping a whopping $250,000 on the Saturday night (May 7) event at Manhattan’s Four Seasons and hiring Young Money recording artist Drake to fill-in for West. Drake, one of the few mainstream rappers that identifies as Jewish, seemed to be the perfect fit for the event, which included attendees like Katie Couric, as well as a photo booth, plentiful food options and customized Converse sneakers as gifts.
Kanye West is currently prepping his Jay-Z collaboration, Watch The Throne, while Drake took a break from recording his second album, Take Care, to play the event. —Carter Maness