Rihanna: Florida Pays $500,000 For One Hour!

February 21, 2011
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The singer who has been deemed controversial with her latest song is now earning big bucks for charity. For one hour of Rihanna, Florida pays $500,000 which equals over $8,000 every minute! What is all of this money for? Keep reading below for more, with photos and videos too!

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This year’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Gala at Donald Trump’s mansion will feature the 22-year-old as the entertainment for its 600 guests. It is a very prestigious affair in Palm Beach and therefore the performer gets a big paycheck!

To be be one of the coveted guests, hefty donations must be made. A VIP table of 10 costs $200,000 and the cheapest possible seat still sets you back $2,000. The institute has been providing care for over 50 years and this event is a major way for them to keep doing their great work.

The singer’s reputation could use some softening, like being a part of this gala. She has always been known as a risque woman, and her latest song and video (S&M) has caused her quite a bit of turmoil. It has been banned in several countries and viewing has been majorly restricted. Rihanna’s $500,000 pay for this Florida event may even have to go towards a lawsuit from David LaChappelle, who claims she stole his ideas for the video.

As far as the money is concerned, I am not sure if this is a typical payout for a charity event, but to me it seems a little extravagant. Isn’t the purpose to raise as much money for the cause as possible? I would think that giving her this much money would derail their goals. I guess they know what they are doing though.

What do you think about the hefty sum being paid to Rihanna? Florida’s $500,000 paying event seems like a good deal for the singer, and hopefully for the cancer center as well. Enjoy these pictures and video, then leave me your comments below.

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Photos: www.wenn.com/RHS, Digital Creations, DJDM , PNP, Adriana M. Barraza



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3 Responses to “Rihanna: Florida Pays $500,000 For One Hour!”

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    Faith Says:

    Rhianna is an artist/entertainer. She has to get pay for her performance and apparently this event is being taken @ Donald Trumph mason; so what’s the big deal about the amount she is being paid. It’s not like any of the guest can’t afford to cost for the table(s). So big bucks for everyone. And I am sure Rhianna will give a donation. I don’t think they would have request for her if the though of paying her 1/2 million would be to much. I’m very proud of her and hope all continue to go well. This will be a great event.

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    Susie Says:

    Big time charities do this all of the time and $500,000 is a drop in the bucket for how much some celebs are paid for an event like this- they just don’t want you to know about it. Remember, the charities pull in millions a year from donors and donors expect to be entertained by the best. Yes, a lot of money goes for things other than the cause itself- but this isn’t news, either. The big charities are about the show and a chance for a big social event. I don’t give to the biggies, but I do watch for the smaller charities that give most of what is donated to the actual cause itself. I have donated my time and services to such charities over the years and there is very little waste. Look up such charities on the Internet- they do exist. And if the ultra-rich, ultra- snooty and exclusive folks in Palm Beach want to see Rihanna for exactly what she is rather than go to a concert- more power to her. After all- they can have her in their own ultra-rich backyard.

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    sarah Says:

    Hopefully she donates alot of dough!!