Britney Spears and Celine Dion have made bank in Las Vegas. Kanye West reportedly could’ve done the same, but, according to TMZ, said “no thanks.”
The proposed residency for Kanye at Planet Hollywood’s Axis Theater was brief but lucrative enough to make him Vegas’s highest-paid performer: three weeks, three shows per week, one $4.5 million paycheck. That’s $500,000 per show. TMZ says Britney’s current rate is about $475,000 per show, and Celine Dion’s is $476,000 per show.
Just last week, word came in that Jennifer Lopez was also in negotiations for 72 shows, or 24 weeks of three performances a week. The report said J.Lo’s salary would be in the $350,000-per-show range. Spears’ Britney: Piece of Me has been running since December 2013 and will continue through 2017. That steady gig has added roughly $20 million to Planet Hollywood’s annual earnings, according to a recent report.