Contact Us

Kanye West Criticized for Pocketing $3 Million at Controversial Kazakhstan Gig

Kanye West
Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Like so many actors, singers and celebs before him, rapper Kanye West is in the hot seat for taking cash to make an appearance. He performed at a wedding gig in Kazakhstan over the weekend. The oft controversial rapper and new father pocketed a cool $3 million for his performance, but human rights advocates are miffed over the appearance.

Yeezy played a private gig at the Hotel Royal Tulip in Almaty for President Nursultan Nazarbayev on Saturday, Aug. 31. The president is a billionaire accused of committing acts of torture against his own people. He hired ‘Ye to perform at his grandson’s nuptials. Kanye West, wedding singer?

An Amnestry International rep said, “Kazakhstan is a country where Amnesty has concerns about the use of torture.” Anyone who dares to criticize the government is tossed in jail and the media is subject to strict governmental control.

You can see guest-filmed footage of Yeezy’s performance here.

Oh, and fans of ‘Borat’ will recognize the name Kazakhstan. It’s not a fictional locale. It is, however, the glorious birthplace of the fictional character for which he hoped to make benefit in America.

Next: Laugh at These Kanye West GIFs!

Best of K945

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://k945.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for K945 Krewe quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive K945 Krewe contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.