Former NBC Universal CEO Jeff Zucker reportedly shelled out $250,000 to throw a bar mitzvah for his son Andrew on Saturday night. And with that money, he was able to get rap sensation Drake to perform at the party.
Zucker originally wanted to hire Kanye West to perform, but after learning that the rapper’s fee would total $1 million, he opted for Drake.
The event, which took place at the Four Seasons New York, included a performance by rapper Drake and also featured a photo booth, bracelet-making lounge and station to make customized phone covers. Customized Converse sneakers were handed out to guests as gifts. Sounds like a sweet party to me. Especially the free shoes part.
Among those in attendance were Katie Couric, who previously worked with Zucker on NBC’s Today and is now developing a syndicated talk show with him.
Wow, guess Drake is still pretty humble to appear at such a low-profile party for such a low cost. Sure, it’s still a lot of money, but compared to other artist’s fees that seems pretty reasonable.