Lana Del Rey Sang at Kimye Wedding & Those Cheapskates Didn’t Pay Her
As you've probably heard, Lana Del Rey performed at the Kimye wedding and as you've probably assumed, she was paid a lot of money for it. Wrong! She wasn't paid at all! Lana Del Rey sang at Kimye's rehearsal dinner for free according to the singer herself. Well, not entirely free. She did get a good deal of publicity and, more importantly, got to attend the craziness that must have been at the Kimye rehearsal dinner. If she's a Keeping Up with the Kardashians fan that would be more than worth it. They'd all be there in one place! You would literally get to see Kris Jenner take selfies. That's gotta be payment enough for at least a few songs.
It was rumored that Del Rey made up to $2.8 million to sing at Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's pre-wedding party, but it seems that wasn't the case. When Del Rey was asked by a TMZ reporter how much she would charge to sing at his wedding, she responded, "I’d do it for free just like I did this one." She went on to say, "I would never let a friend pay me to sing at a wedding." So the Wests (yes, Kim Kardashian is a Twitter-official West now) are friends of Del Rey's? Guess it makes sense then that she would attend and lend her pipes to the occasion.
Also, they probably paid for her plane ticket, it got people talking about her music, and it was at Versailles. You don't pass up the opportunity to sing at Versailles. Just look how happy she is in this picture:
That is the face of someone who is like, "Oh shit! I just performed in a palace for Kanye West and the Kardashians! What the eff is my life right now?"
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