Entertainment manager (and contemporary of the Kardashians) David Weintraub helps broker deals for celebrity club appearances, earning his clients up to six figures (or in some cases, seven).
Weintraub, whose roster include Ray J and Scott Disick, revealed to GQ what some the biggest stars make simply for showing up to a nightclub.
Lala Kent and James Kennedy
As peripheral reality stars, Lala Kent and James Kennedy of 'Vanderpump Rules' might only earn as much as a few thousand dollars per appearance.
The rapper will DJ in Las Vegas a few times a week, staying for two hours to earn his nearly six-figure fee (per appearance).
Even though she's considered the pioneer of celeb club appearances, these days Paris Hilton has to travel to the Middle East to earn the kind of paycheck she used to see in Las Vegas.
Minaj was recently sued by Chateau nightclub for not staying the amount of time stated in her contract. The club demanded that she return her $236,000 fee as well as cover revenue that may have been earned (via bottle service) had she been at the club.
Rich Homie Quan
The up-and-coming rapper was estimated to make more in one night at a Las Vegas club than if he just rapped on an album.
Ray J made an appearance in Dubai, which earned him $150,000. In January, he celebrated his birthday on four separate occasions, each one commanding a fee of $25,000.
"Back when she was just a rising star in the club-appearance game, Kim Kardashian made a video with her then boyfriend Ray J—perhaps you saw it—and after that, well, suffice it to say her fee went way up," GQ's Carrie Battan wrote. "Everyone in nightlife today has a certain nostalgic glow when you bring up Kim's club-appearance days. Nobody can afford her now."
Ciara's ex pulled in $250,000 for a New Year's Eve appearance in Las Vegas.
French collected his fee in both Los Angeles and New York, where he celebrated his 31st birthday each time.
Disick makes between $70,000 and $80,000 per appearance, though that fee might dip a little due to bad press. According to GQ, a series of UK appearances once netted Disick $250,000.