- Beyoncé's performance was filled with a lot of controversies and, as such, a lot of dollars too.
- The award-winning artist was allegedly paid over R400 million for the private show.
- She also reportedly wore jewellery from Lorraine Schwartz worth R128 million.
Beyoncé returned to the stage for her first concert in nearly five years at her invitation-only show opening the new Atlantis The Royal hotel in Dubai on Saturday night.
TMZ reported that the 'Crazy in Love' singer earned a $24 million (R409 997 280) pay cheque for the show. And it’s now been estimated her bling cost around a third of the rumoured payday.
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Page Six is reporting the multiple outfits Beyoncé wore included about $7.5 million (R128 127 750) of Lorraine Schwartz jewellery.
It included enormous diamond chandelier earrings, as well as different diamond and green Colombian 100-carat-plus emerald fan earrings and a 30-carat yellow diamond ring.
She wore a halo-style crown with another of her outfits, which included red gloves and another pair of Schwartz diamond earrings.
For her final look of the concert, the singer wore a pink crystal-covered mini dress by Ukrainian designer Ivan Frolov, to which she added matching stockings and gloves and pyramid earrings featuring more than 60 carats of diamonds.
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Ivan told Vogue the outfit was "created in our workshop in Kyiv, Ukraine, during war and massive blackouts" and that "it just goes to show that no matter what, Ukrainian brands continue to showcase to the world their resistance and culture".
Beyoncé's stylist KJ Moody posted a series of photos from the gig with the caption, "Wow! This was my first live performance, styled by me! What a moment!! I have watched this woman tear down the house since I was 5 years old. Going to Destiny's Child concerts, screaming and dreaming of one day being a part of a moment like this."
Beyoncé's payday means she earned more than $280 000 (R4 783 436) per minute for her 85-minute Dubai show.
The singer didn’t feature any of her new music on the set list but performed hits including 'Beautiful Liar', 'Halo', 'Crazy in Love' and 'Drunk in Love'.
Beyoncé's husband, Jay-Z, and their three children, as well as her parents, Tina Knowles-Lawson and Mathew Knowles, were in the audience along with famous faces including Kendall Jenner, Rebel Wilson, Ellen Pompeo, Liam Payne and Bar Refaeli.