Kanye West ‘paid Lana Del Rey $2.8M’ to perform at pre-wedding festivities
He and his new wife Kim Kardashian allegedly spent millions on their lavish Florence wedding and Parisian festivities.
And Kanye West has sparred no expense when it comes to the music.
According to sources, Kanye is rumoured to have paid Lana Del Rey a staggering $2.8 million to perform three songs for his lavish pre-wedding festivities at the Palace of Versailles on Friday.
According to E!, Lana performed three songs at the decadent party, including the popular 2013 hit Summertime Sadness.
The singer’s song Young And Beautiful has since become synonymous with the couple’s engagement, which saw a live orchestra performing the single as Kanye popped the question to Kim.
It was originally rumoured Lana turned down an invitation from Kanye to perform at the October 2013 engagement, although the speculation has since been shot down by Lana.
The Born To Die singer refuted the accusation when pressed about Kanye’s wedding in a video obtained by TMZ in November 2013.
‘I would never deny his request, that’s not true,’ Lana insisted to cameras.
Regardless of the speculation, Lana has ended up coming through to perform at the pre-wedding party.
A source disclosed to the Mirror: ‘So he upped the offer to perform at the wedding and told Lana that it’s his and Kim’s special song and it would mean so much to have her perform it. She couldn’t say no.’
A source provided HollywoodLife with a few details of the singer’s playlist: ‘Lana is performing at Kim and Kanye’s wedding. She’s in the middle of her U.S. tour and is taking time out to perform. She may be performing an acoustic song, something really classy.’
Lana’s song Young & Beautiful was performed by an orchestra for the couple’s engagement in San Francisco in October 2013.
Kim tweeted of the arrangement last summer: ‘I can’t get this Lana del Rey song out of my head! #youngandbeautiful’
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