December 27, 2011 10:35

Jay-Z and Kanye West earn almost £4 million for playing 16 year old's birthday bash

'Watch The Throne' rappers performed for the niece of Manchester City's owner Sheikh Mansour

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Kanye West and Jay-Z were paid just under £4 million to play live at the 16th birthday party of the daughter of an Arab billionaire.

The rappers, who released their much anticipated collaboration album 'Watch The Throne' earlier this year, were reportedly paid a fee of £1.9 million ($2.9 million) each to perform the gig, which took place in Dubai around two weeks before Christmas.

According to The Sun, the rappers performed several sets at the party, which was given to celebrate the 16th birthday of the girl, who is also the niece of Sheikh Mansour, the multi billionaire owner of Manchester City Football Club.

Jay-Z has previously hinted that the second release from his and West's 'Watch The Throne' project will be released next year.

He said of he and West's future plans: "We – I say 'we' because I'm in Throne mode – we're in a great place creatively. You might see a Jay, then Kanye and a Throne album next year… We've really found our zone."

Jay-Z and Kanye West completed a lengthy North American arena tour just before the Christmas period.

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