Jay-Z and Kanye West have already proven to be two of hip-hop’s biggest moneymakers, banking millions upon millions each year. But hip-hop’s dynamic duo recently showed off their expensive star power when they took home $6 million for performing at a sweet 16 party.

According to U.K.’s The Sun, billionaire Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, whose family rules the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, paid Jay and ‘Ye 1.9 million pounds (roughly $2.92 million) each to perform at his sister’s 16th birthday party in Dubai two weeks before Christmas.

If only everyone could make that kind of money performing at a kid’s birthday party. We’re sure, though, that Jay and ‘Ye’s performance will eventually draw some kind of flack, like other artists performing for Middle Eastern millionaires. Well, for those interested in seeing more major celebrity pay outs, check out our list of five other high-octane performance paydays below. – nicholas robinson


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