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Rihanna paid over $5m for private performance

Songstress Rihanna was paid over $5 million for performing at the pre-wedding celebration of Anant Ambani, the son of one of the richest men in India, and his bride-to-be Radhika Merchant. Reportedly, s

She delivered a medley of her biggest hits, but it cost the newlyweds a pretty penny.

According to Daily Mail, Rihanna is charging a whopping $5 million for her performance.

While it’s certainly no small price to pay, it’s only a drop in the bucket of what the entire event is said to have cost, $120 million.

Apparently, the catering contract alone came in at a staggering $20 million.

Sources close to the family suspect that that number will rise drastically once the actual wedding, which is scheduled for July, approaches.

Reportedly, countless high-profile guests like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Disney CEO Bob Iger, Ivanka Trump, Hillary Clinton, fellow Indian billionaires Gautam Adani and Kumar Mangalam Birla, as well as many cricketers and Bollywood film stars such as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan and Ajay Devgun will also be in attendance.

Amid news of RiRi’s arrival in Jamnagar, clips started to circulate online of the hitmaker’s luggage.

Clearly, she came prepared. The series of massive platforms holding her gear being dragged by a vehicle immediately prompted jokes on social media.

“What she bring with her? A folding house?” one commenter wondered.

Other commenters suggested that the platforms were carrying equipment necessary for the performance instead of Rihanna’s personal belongings, which she later confirmed.

“The stage couldn’t fit in my carry-on,” she later replied to the speculation, adding a shrugging emoji.

Clips from the show have since gone viral on Twitter/X, revealing that she performed classics like “Stay,” “B*tch Better Have My Money,” “We Found Love,” and more.

Anant Ambani, 28, is set to marry his long-time girlfriend Radhika Merchant, 29.

The 3-day event will entertain 1,200 guests and takes place in a township in Jamnagar near Reliance’s main oil refinery in the western state of Gujarat.

The wedding itself does not take place until July and festivities de facto began on Wednesday when Anant and his bride-to-be hosted a communal dinner for local villagers that served 51,000.

In addition to pop and R&B superstar Rihanna, U.S. magician David Blaine will perform and there will also be traditional ceremonies in a temple complex.

Reginald Chandar
Reginald Chandar
Head of News & Sports |


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