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Welcome to the third and final installment of the list of the most expensive rappers today. You’ve read through the first two parts of the list, and these are the top six priciest rappers to get to perform a show. That’s a lot of bar mitzvah money. Read below to find out exactly how much these hip hop superstars charge!

Number Six: Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj gets paid $250,000 per show, which makes her the most expensive female rapper doing it right now. It almost definitely makes her the most expensive female rapper ever, and who could argue with that? She can rap and she has hits. What else do you need? That’s it for part three, but check back for the fourth and final installation, coming soon!

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Number Five: Lil Wayne

The most lucrative signee of Cash Money Records may not have released any huge singles for a little while now, but he can definitely still rely on his tour money. Lil Wayne makes $300,000 per show. Not bad at all for the one time Birdman apprentice.

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Number Four: Drake

If you’re paying attention to hip hop right now, you might be surprised that Drake is actually this low on the list, and that really says something about the Toronto rapper’s success. He makes $350,000 to $600,000 per show, although with the way things are going, he’ll surely move up in the list of the most expensive rappers soon enough.

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Number Three: Macklemore

Ah, Macklemore. Many might not have guessed he would make it this high on the list. But with the crossover appeal and the Grammy wins (justified or otherwise), Macklemore is an indisputably big name in hip hop right now. And he collects $350,000 to $700,000 per show because of that.

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Number Two: One of the Most Notorious Rappers – Kanye West

Kanye just dropped another album, so another tour is surely in store soon enough. I mean, he apparently has some debts to pay. One way to go about alleviating that debt is to play shows – especially when you get paid between $500,000 to $1,000,000 for each one.

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Number One: Jay-Z

Who else but the New York legend would be able to top this list? Jay-Z makes a clean $1,000,000 for every show he performs. He’s been doing it for decades, and even though he is now definitely a middle-aged rapper, he doesn’t seem to be showing any signs of slowing down, so he’ll surely be adding to that absurd net worth of over $500,000 for a while. That’s it for the list of the most expensive rappers. Thanks for reading!

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