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Flo Rida charges up to $1 million for private gigs and does at least 30 a year

Flo Rida charges up to $1 million for private gigs and does at least 30 a year

Flo Rida does some seriously lucrative performances, charging huge sums of money to play to private parties

Rapper Flo Rida reportedly charges up to $1 million to play private parties and gigs, performing as many as 30 each year, which means you don’t have to be a master mathematician to figure out that he's a very rich man.

According to the New Yorker, who wrote an article about hiring famous musicians for private parties, Flo Rida can charge between $150,000 and $300,000 to play a private event in the United States.

They asked his lawyer, Reginald Mathis, about the appearances, who said that the rate depends ‘on location, scale, and other particulars’.

Now, that’s a decent rate to be charging, but if you want him to travel for an overseas performance, you’re looking at a rate of $1 million.

Flo Rida charges a lot for his private appearances.
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Mathis – who you’d think would know about this sort of thing – said that the rapper, real name Tramar Lacel Dillard, recently agreed to perform at a bar mitzvah in Chicago, a performance that was only 30 minutes long, and stipulated ‘private jet travel’ and ‘suitable accommodations’ in the contract.

For that, his fee was ‘in the six figures’.

Not bad work, if you can get it.

So, if you can get enough of those gigs each year, you can make a tidy living for yourself.

What’s more, Flo Rida is probably at the lower end of the scale, with regards to the cost of booking a popular musician for your private event, party, or religious celebration.

According to Celebrity Talent International, if you want to get Drake to turn up for you, you’re going to need between $1.5 million and $2 million.

Perhaps most surprisingly, Flo Rida has sold over 100 million records around the world during his career, which started out in 2007 with his huge hit ‘Low’.

Featuring T-Pain, that song went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for 10 weeks, and went platinum 10 times over.

He’s also had big hits with 2009’s ‘Right Round’ and 2012’s ‘Whistle’.

Flo Rida has sold over 100 million records.
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What’s more, the rapper – who you might have already guessed is from Florida – recently won an $82.6 million payout after successfully suing energy drink company Celsius.

He's using that money to set up his own energy drink venture, called JettSet1.

Last week, he was also ordered by a court in New York to pay around $500,000 in child support to the mother of his son Zohar.

Zohar fell out of a five-storey window accidentally on March 4, sustaining serious injuries.

Flo Rida must also set-up an annually replenished $300,000 escrow account to pay for Zohar’s care, as well as make a one-off payment of $188,000 to his ex-girlfriend, who brought the action against him.

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Topics: Music, US News, Celebrity, Money