What Kanye West Did: Put on a private concert for the President of Kazakhstan's grandson
When He Did It: August 2013
Why It Was So Controversial: Kanye isn't the first artist to take a huge paycheck (he reportedly received $3 million) in exchange for a private performance. But this was controversial because of who he put that performance on for. He apparently held a concert for the grandson of the brutal Kazakhstan leader Nursultan Nazarbayev and that didn't sit well with a lot of people who were familiar with his background. But Kanye didn't seem to care.
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