5 celebs you can book to play at your party

​With Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne going into the private party DJing game, here are five celebs you can hire for your b'day or your bar mitzvah... if you’ve got stacks of cash that is.

by Charlotte Gush and i-D Staff
19 May 2015, 7:43pm

If Spotify Premium or your mate with decks and a dodgy vinyl collection are just not going to cut it, some of music's biggest stars are available to play your party. Of course, you better have stacks of cash, because on top of their booking fee, you'll have to price in transport and accommodation for them and their entourage. And snacks, definitely snacks.

Jay Z
Rapper and empire-builder Jay Z is right at the top of the price list, charging a cool $1 million (or more) for private performances. But he definitely does not want you relying on a Spotify playlist; his music streaming service Tidal has had a rocky start, dropping out of the top 700 iTunes downloads just weeks after launch. Jay has been performing exclusive gigs for Tidal subscribers, so maybe you can get a discount for your party if you tell him you'll sign up..!

Nicki Minaj
Usually musicians keep their private party bookings a secret, not wanting to be lumped in with the local cover band, but Nicki Minaj let us peek into the world of the mega-rich when she posted pictures from a bar mitzvah she was booked for on her Instagram. Minaj didn't just perform, but also gave 13-year-old Matt and his friends some life advice, "Get an education. Stay in school. And don't be a slouch or a bum." Her fee was undisclosed, but presumably the online PR effort was extra.

She shines bright like a diamond, but you might have to sell off a few of yours (!!) to get Bad Gal Riri to your party. Reportedly charging $700,000, Rihanna could maybe throw in a few outfit changes now that she's the face of Dior.

Wiz Khalifa
Apparently inspired by Snoop Dogg's foray into DJing, as DJ Snoopadelic. Wiz chose a similarly, err, interesting name for his act, DJ Daddy Cat, and despite dominating the charts, he is a relative snip at $25,000

Lil Wayne
If your budget is just a little higher, you can secure Lil Wayne for $60,000. Just make sure he stays away from the sizzurp (cough syrup and a fizzy mixer), as he was hospitalized in March 2013 for chugging the purple drank.