Cardi B ‘paid $500K’ to play at ‘epic’ New York bar mitzvah party
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Cardi B ‘paid $500K’ to play at ‘epic’ New York bar mitzvah party

The ‘Bodak Yellow’ singer reportedly earns around half a million dollars to perform for a boy called Jake at the swanky Tao club in Manhattan

Cardi B arrives at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Cardi B arrives at the American Music Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Rapper Cardi B revealed that she performed at a bar mitzvah party over the weekend, and the New York Post claims that her fee was likely in the ballpark of half a million dollars.

The “Bodak Yellow” singer said on Instagram that she performed at the party for a boy she called Jake at the swanky Tao club in Manhattan. A source told the Post’s Page Six about the cost, saying she “wouldn’t get out of bed for less than half a million.”

Cardi, born Belcalis Marlenis Almánzar, called the party “epic.”

Meanwhile, up-and-coming rapper Rich the Kid performed at a bar mitzvah party at the same time, the Post reported. He feted financier Howard Lutnick’s son Ryan at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a fee of approximately $200,000 to $300,000. Guests included Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and Melania Trump’s former adviser Stephanie Winston Wolkoff.

These two aren’t the first hip-hop stars to perform at lavish Jewish coming-of-age ceremonies. The last one widely reported about was Nicki Minaj, who appeared in an infamous photo at one in 2015. Last year, the rapper Drake threw himself a bar mitzvah-themed birthday party.

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