How Much do Rappers Make Per Concert?

Random Celebrity Article By on November 28, 2012

Are you looking for a rapper to perform at your next birthday party? Want to know how much rappers make for a single concert performance? Well, wonder no more because we've gone ahead and found the fees many of today's top hip-hop stars charge for a single evening show. How impressed would your friends be to see 50 Cent walk into your back yard, microphone in hand? Or maybe Eminem is more your style and perhaps you'll rent out a local night club? Interestingly, it turns out that some fairly big name rappers are relatively affordable. For example just $10,000 would get you Meek Mill for a night. On the other hand, some of these rappers are the opposite of affordable. To illustrate just how expensive they can be, we've compiled the top 15 highest earners in the following gallery. Below the gallery we've listed over 40 more rappers and how much they charge per show. So if money was no object, who would you hire to perform at your private party?

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  1. Birdman – ??? We couldn't find any instances of Birdman, Dr. Dre or Diddy performing at private events. If you know of an example, please let us know so we can update our list!
  2. Dr. Dre – ???
  3. P Diddy – ???
  4. #1 Kanye West – $3 million sweet 16
  5. #1 Jay-Z – $3 million sweet 16
  6. #2 Eminem – $3.3 million for two nights at UK festival ($66k per song)
  7. #3 50 Cent – $2 million for Gadafi's son (later donated to charity)
  8. #4 Rihanna – $800,000
  9. #5 Lil Wayne – $500,000
  10. #6 Drake – $155,000
  11. #7 Nicki Minaj – $150,000
  12. #8 Akon – $120,000
  13. #9 T.I. – $110,000
  14. #10 Snoop Dogg – $105,000
  15. #11 Rick Ross – $100,000
  16. #12 Ludacris -$90,000
  17. #13 Pitbull – $85,000
  18. #14 B.o.B – $80,000
  19. #15 Wiz Khalifa – $75,000
  20. Cam'Ron – $75,000
  21. J. Cole – $70,000
  22. Young Jeezy – $60,000
  23. The Game – $60,000
  24. NeYo – $60,000
  25. T-Pain – $60,000
  26. Mac Miller – $55,000
  27. Lupe Fiasco – $50,000
  28. Mike Posner – $50,000
  29. Souja Boy – $45,000
  30. Plies – $45,000
  31. Big Sean – $40,000
  32. Taio Cruz – $42,500
  33. Wale – $40,000
  34. Kid Cui – $40,000
  35. Yelawolf – $40,000
  36. Fabolous – $35,000
  37. Lil John – $35,000
  38. Gucci Mane – $35,000
  39. Flo Rida – $30,000
  40. Juelz Santa – $30,000
  41. Keri Hilson – $30,000
  42. Waka Flocka – $25,000
  43. Jadakiss – $25,000
  44. Ginuwine – $20,000
  45. Ray J – $17,500
  46. Jim Jones – $17,000 + H2 Hummer rental and room at The Ritz
  47. Bun B – $16,000
  48. Pleasure P – $16,000
  49. Fat Joe – $16,000
  50. Tyga – $15,000
  51. Yo Gotti – $15,000
  52. Shwayze – $15,000
  53. Meek Mill – $10,000
  54. Mystikal – $10,000

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Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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