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

February 21, 2011

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!!