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The 1% of rappers….

Eminem turned down 6 million dollars to play Big Day Out in Australia.

Eminem turned down a $6 million offer to headline Australia’s Big Day Out festival in 2012, according to organizer Ken West. Six million dollars! That’s about 5x more than I’ll make in my entire lifetime at this rate.

If you’re still recovering from your double take, wondering why on Earth Slim Shady would turn down such a sweet pile of money, then get this: 6 mil wasn’t even the most attractive offer the Land Down Under offered the Detroit rapper in that time frame. Australia’s Dainty Group reportedly lured him away with a $15 million contract for 3 Sydney and Melbourne shows, which reportedly prevented him from playing Big Day Out. This isn’t the first time this year that Big Day Out has dropped headliners.

Says West: “For Eminem walking out with $15million off three shows, means that it was la la land to ever think he could do the…

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Kanye West at Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2011

Kanye West performed “Stronger” at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011 last night, four years after he backed out of the 2007 show in dealing with the loss of his mother.

The sentiment is nice, but the presentation is woefully awkward. Kanye: “I love my dead mother so much, I’m gonna rap to these supermodels.”

The performance may have come four years late, but it was plenty dope. Note that even Kanye can’t peel his eyes away around 1:50. Watch it below:

Hurricane Katrina, Taylor Swift at the VMAs, and now Victoria’s Secret Models – Ye’s upstaged them all. He has such a knack for soapboxing at the wrong moment – would his mother approve?

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