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Video: Kanye West Performs For Kazakhstan's President For $3 Million
As Kim Kardashian ponders whether or not to appear in Playboy post-pregnancy, Kanye West is doing his part to continue supporting their new family by performing for a Kazakh dictator to the tune of $3 million.
The New York Post reports that the new dad sang for Nursultan Nazarbayev’s grandson’s wedding over the weekend, pulling in big money that the paper doesn't hold back in calling "blood money from...vicious Central Asian dictators who torture, kill and steal from their citizens."
He reportedly belted out such classics as "Can't Tell Me Nothing," and according to the website Consequence of Sound, guests spent more time snapping pictures of the rap superstar than they did dancing or paying attention to his music.
The wedding joined 23-year-old Aysultan Nazarbayev and 20-year-old Alima Boranbayeva in holy matrimony.
One guest, who goes by helengadjilova on Instagram, took video of the performance and posted it online:
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