Mimi and Elton John and Mark Ronson performed at some Russian billionaire’s granddaughter’s wedding this weekend. Because… money. So much money. Supposedly Mimi made £2.5 million from the night. You can see some of the videos from the event below. You’ll note that Mimi is wearing two different dresses…while the bride remains in her wedding dress. More outfit changes than the woman who’s getting married! But then again, that’s kind of the point when you hire Mimi to come to your wedding. If you want Mimi at your wedding, you’re not paying for her to be modest and respectful of your day and your spotlight. You’re expecting Mimi to be carried into the spotlight and to not move from the spotlight. Otherwise you are an idiot and you don’t know Mimi.
Can we go back to the £2.5 million? At your wedding, if you’ve ever been married, think about how much you spent on the DJ or the band. Or that cousin who had to sing you down the aisle because he was forced on you by some relative. In relative terms, that amount of money? Did it hurt? Was it a lot? Because for these people, £2.5 million, on just Mimi, without even considering Elton John and the others, they don’t miss it! That’s the obscene amount of wealth we’re dealing with here.
"Being the diva that she is, she said, 'I'm just going to walk around and pose for 7 minutes…and like Ryan Seacrest said, she can do no wrong. So she worked through it.” Despite her performance going viral immediately, Cannon says the thousands of people in Times Square didn't care about her lip-syncing. "They're like, 'She's amazing and her lips aren't even moving!'" he jokes.
Exactly. So to those who were saying it was “over!” for her after that night… come on, now, really? This is precisely the kind of work that Mimi wants – a quick trip to London, £2.5 million for a few hours is exactly the kind of hustle she’s after.
Here’s Mimi out in London with Bryan Tanaka. At this point, his job description really is just “accessory”, non?