You know what they say, “scared money don’t make no money”
Diddy (a k a Sean Combs) wants cold, hard cash from a club to host the after-party for his Diddy Dirty Money tour date in New York later this month.
Sources say the rapper — who’s touring smaller venues in support of his “Last Train to Paris” release and will play the Hammerstein Ballroom on April 22 — has been asking for as much $45,000 from Manhattan clubs to host an after-party, with $25,000 payable to the artist when the venue signs on the dotted line and the rest three days before the party jumps off.
But those close to the club scene say Manhattan boites have been balking at that figure. “It’s unlikely that [a club] in New York would pay that amount,” said one top nightlife promoter.
“For that amount of money, Vegas makes sense. That’s normal for Vegas. New York doesn’t work like that.”
Sources said that Diddy’s team of promoters finally located a West Orange, NJ, venue willing to fork over the loot — but that when he heard the party wasn’t going to be in the Big Apple, he balked.
Additional items on Diddy’s rider include:
He’d also want a waitress assigned specifically to his posse, as well as 12 bottles of Ciroc vodka, 10 bottles of Moët rose Champagne, two bottles of Patron Platinum, five bottles of Hypnotiq and — we’re not sure what to make of it — ice that “must be clean.”
45 grand is a lot of money, but for what its worth there’s no telling which of Puff’s celebrity would bring with him and that could mean a big money night for any club.
Do you think that this money is too much even for a celebrity of Diddy’s status??