Rapper Flo Rida charges up to $1 million for private gigs, from bar mitzvahs to superyacht parties, and does at least 30 every year


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  • Flo Rida charges up to $1 million to perform at private events, according to The New Yorker.

  • The “Low” rapper’s attorney told the publication that he does “at least” 30 every year.

  • In January, Flo was awarded $82.6 million after successfully suing energy drink company Celsius.

Flo Rida charges up to $1 million to perform at private events and does “at least” 30 every year, according to The New Yorker.

In an article published Monday, titled “How to Hire a Pop Star for Your Private Party,” Flo Rida’s attorney, Reginald Mathis, told the publication that the rapper charges between $150,000 and $300,000 for private gigs in United States, “according to location, scale, and other particulars.”

For international gigs, Flo charges up to $1 million, Mathis said.

For example, Flo Rida recently performed at a bar mitzvah in Lincolnshire, Chicago.

Mathis said that for the gig, which lasted just 30 minutes, Flo’s contract stipulated “private jet travel, decent accommodations” and a “six-figure” royalty.

Compared to other big name artists, booking Flo Rida for a private concert is relatively cheap. To book Drake, for example, the starting price range is between $1.5 million and $2 million, according to Celebrity Talent International.

Flo Rida performs onstage during 103.5 KISS FM's Jingle Ball 2013, presented by Jam Audio Collection, at United Center on December 9, 2013 in Chicago, IL.  .

Flo Rida Flo Rida performs onstage at 103.5 KISS FM’s Jingle Ball 2013.Getty/Timothy Hiatt

Flo Rida shot to fame in 2007 with his hit song with T-Pain, “Low,” which went 10 times platinum and spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

His 2009 and 2012 hits “Right Round” and “Whistle” also topped the charts. In total, he has sold over 100 million records worldwide.

In January, the “Elevator” rapper was awarded $82.6 million after successfully suing energy drink company Celsius – money he is using to launch his own energy drink, JettSet1.

Flo was recently taken to family court by Alexis Adams, his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his son, Zohar, who in March was seriously injured in a fall from five stories.

Last week, a New York court ruled that the rapper had to pay Adams nearly $500,000 a year in child support.

He was also ordered to set up an escrow account of $300,000 for Zohar’s purposes, which must be replenished annually. In addition to this, Flo was ordered to immediately make a one-time payment of $188,000 to Adams to compensate her for unpaid expenses, including Zohar’s tuition.

“She’s grateful to the court and that it’s over,” Adams’ attorney, Dror Bikel, told Insider.

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