Eminem’s Hefty Performance Fee Refused by NFL
If you are looking to book Eminem for your fancy shindig it’s going to cost you a lot of money. That’s what the NFL owners found out when they requested his presence for an event.
According to TMZ, the owners were looking for a big-name act to perform at their special party during Super Bowl week in January 2014. Reps for the event talked to Eminem’s people who wanted a $2 million performance fee upfront.
Apparently, the NFL owners thought the fee was excessively high and they declined. Fellow rapper Kanye West was also turned down after he requested a $1 million performance fee “plus a lot of other perks.”
Honestly, we don’t think Slim Shady or Yeezy’s prices are too high considering that they are two of the biggest rappers in the game right now. These are stadium-drawing performers. What did they expect?
In the end, the NFL owners hired R&B singer Janelle Monae to perform at their event for a paltry $150,000 — a steal in our book.
But we have to say, the ‘Tightrope’ songstress needs better negotiators at the business table because she can easily pull seven-figures for a performance as well.
Nevertheless, Monae puts on a hell of a show so that party will be jumping during Super Bowl 2014.
What do you think? Are the NFL owners cheapskates or is Eminem’s performance fee way too high? Tell us in the comments below.