Nursultan Nazarbayev is the president of Kazakhstan. He is corrupt and according to the Independent, the Human Rights Watch has targeted Kazakhstan for its “serious and deteriorating human rights situation.” Nazarbayev is also a proud grandfather, and his grandson got married over the wedding. Due to said corruption, Nazarbayev and his rich friends can basically afford anything they want, including a private $3 million concert from Mr. Kanye West.
Kanye West has been criticised for accepting a reported $3 million (£1.93 million) for performing at the wedding of the grandson of the President of Kazakhstan.
The R&B star defied international protests to deliver a special performance at the weekend wedding of Aysultan Nazarbayev, the youngest son of President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s eldest daughter, held in Almaty, Kazakhstan’s former capital.
Aysultan, 23, a Sandhurst military academy graduate, who now works for the country’s ministry of defence, married Alima Boranbayeva, 20, who reportedly attends the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. Her father is Kayrat Boranbayev, chairman of the joint Kazakh-Russian state oil venture KazRosGas.
West’s fee was reportedly paid by a Kazakh billionaire and co-owner of one of the country’s largest banks. (Via)
Unlike Sting, who backed out a gig for Nazarbayev in 2011, Kanye West is:
Just the “naughty” part.