Who charges to appear at a charity event??
Organizer Leery About Booking Apollo For Charity Event
We guess Apollo needs to get all the money he can to pay his legal fees.
According to Radar Online:
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Apollo Nida will be in court in just a few weeks to finally face charges of bank fraud and identity theft. But in the meantime, he hasn’t stopped trying to make a buck. After shilling autographs online for $6.99, now he’s aimed higher: RadarOnline has exclusively learned that the shameless reality TV star has demanded $2,000 to attend a charity event for battered women and children — and he wants to be paid up front!
Chase DeCarlo of Dio Bambini, a charity for battered women and children, tells Radar exclusively that he approached Nida, along with fellow RHOA castmate Kandi Burruss, to attend an event raising money for the fund.
“At first I thought he would do it for free,” DeCarlo says. “His people were saying … he wouldn’t mind appearing.”
But that quickly changed. DeCarlo says, “At first it was like, ‘Ok, I’ll do it for $2,000.’” Then, DeCarlo says he bargained him down to “about $1,200. It’s still a lot, but we’re still in discussion. He just sent me a contract for $2,000!”
“We’re trying to get Kandi to come too, and she said she would come for free,” DeCarlo reveals. “I’m still talking with my people to see if it’s worth it getting Apollo to come at all. We have people with a better background willing to do it for free, so I don’t know.”
“I’m really, really leery that his court date is before the event,” DeCarlo says, especially since Nida wants the money up front. “It makes sense why he’s pressuring me and wanting me to book him.”
“I feel like I’m trying to book Beyonce!” DeCarlo jokes. But reminded of the fact that Nida is a convicted felon with a history of running scams, DeCarlo admits, “It seems like that’s exactly what he’s showing now.”
Desperate times call for desperate measures, but damn, bruh…SMH