Rae Sremmurd doubles pay for second FlashFest appearance


Rae Sremmurd performs at FlashFest in the M.A.C. Center on April 23, 2015. FlashFest is hosted annually by Undergraduate Student Government.

Benjamin VanHoose

Rae Sremmurd returns to campus for Thursday’s FlashFest, this time with a more expensive price tag.

The Undergraduate Student Government will pay the rapping duo $110,000 to headline the annual concert. USG paid $40,000 for them to perform two years ago.

Since their appearance at FlashFest 2015, Rae Sremmurd has released a new album titled “SremmLife 2” featuring the hit song “Black Beatles.” 

Along with the Rae Sremmurd concert, which will begin in the M.A.C. Center at 8 p.m., a free outdoor show will start at 5 p.m. on the Student Green. Performers for this show include four acts, most of which are current Kent State students.

USG has paid similar rates for artists over the past few semesters, including $100,000 for Kesha in September and $120,000 for comedian Kevin Hart in 2014.

For more on how USG selects artists to bring to campus, see here.

For more on how much USG pays performers, see here.

Benjamin VanHoose is the features editor, contact him at [email protected]