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    Kanye’s contract will dig into ASUA gold

    ASUA is slated to lose about $150,000 from rapper Kanye West’s tour stop tonight in McKale Center.

    Estimated cost of rapper Kanye West’s show tonight in McKale Center, including all expenses and appearance fees

    Money estimated to be raised by ticket sales

    Guaranteed appearance fee paid to West’s touring company

    ASUA’s expected losses for the show

    Total expenses for the show approach $500,000, according to a Feb. 25 contract theDaily Wildcat obtained through a public records request, as well as figures student government president Tommy Bruce provided last night.

    Bruce said ticket sales are expected to reap only about $350,000, down from $376,986 estimated in the contract, as seats were cut to curtail safety risks.

    A total of 8,083 tickets had been sold as of yesterday afternoon, said Darren Graessle, McKale’s director of ticket operations, adding that the show was sold out.

    Bruce said ASUA, which organized the event, has assumed the show’s cost through money allotted from its special events budget and an outside loan.

    Check out the accompanying boxes for details on the contract, plus what perks West requested.

    – Shain Bergan contributed to reporting.

    Portions of Kanye’s contracts

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