Kanye West 'paid $4m' to play at wedding of Kazakh leader's grandson
ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN (AFP) - American hip hop superstar Kanye West was the surprise celebrity guest at the lavish wedding party this weekend in Almaty of the grandson of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakh media reports said on Monday.
Mr Aisultan Nazarbayev celebrated his marriage to bride Alima Boranbayeva in a no-expense spared party on Saturday night at the Royal Tulip hotel in Almaty, the Tengri news website reported. It published pictures that guests had published on their Instagram and social networking sites of West attending the party, and there was also footage of him performing in front of the cheering guests.
The Kazakh media reports did not give any financial details but US celebrity website TMZ said he was paid around US$3 million (S$3.9 million) for the private performance.
According to Kazakh media, Mr Aisultan is a 23-year old graduate of the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in Britain. Ms Alima, 20, is the daughter of a top Kazakh energy executive and studies History of Art at the Courtauld Institute in London.