Live music may be currently crippled due to the coronavirus, but in its place a new cottage industry of live concerts has started to emerge. The industry is still looking to navigate this new landscape, but according to TMZ, at least one artist has already signed a massive contract for just one live performance in September: rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine.
6ix9ine told TMZ they’ve signed a $ 5 million deal with GlobalStreamNow to perform a one-hour set featuring 12 songs from their upcoming album, which doesn’t appear to have a title yet. He says he will “also interact with fans” as part of the deal, but $ 5 million is still a big pay for a night’s work.
The performance will allegedly be seen on a GlobalStreamNow mobile app, but details appear scarce except for some hype about the visual nature of 6ix9ine’s planned presentation. There’s also no commentary from GlobalStreamNow, so we may never get confirmation of 6ix9ine’s contract size – but he says he’ll make $ 5 million for the show anyway. , which is scheduled for September 5.
6ix9ine is currently serving the end of his racketeering house arrest sentence following his early release from prison due to COVID-19.