When Cardi B says she’s about her sh(money), she isn’t joking.
This year saw the Bronx bred beauty branch out into the TV arena when she signed on to judge Netflix talent-search ‘Rhythm + Flow.’
During the press run for the show, which also featured T.I. and Chance The Rapper as panelists, the femcee playfully touted her pay-packet as one of the key incentives for her joining.
And now it’s apparent why.
See what we mean below…
A new Variety report about TV salaries revealed that Cardi netted a colossal $500,000 per episode of ‘Rhythm + Flow.’
With season one coming in at 10 episodes, it makes for a grand total of $5 million.
The sum was touted as one of several illustrations of how streaming services are rocking the entertainment sphere – both in front and behind the scenes. For, Cardi’s Netflix payday is almost unheard of in the traditional TV realm.
Similarly, established names are being snapped up by streaming platforms for TV ventures and commanding sky-high rates in the process. Case in point Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, who are each banking $1 million per episode for their Apple TV+ series ‘The Morning Show.’
The news comes after Apple reportedly splashed out $25 million for the exclusive rights to a Billie Eilish music documentary, while Amazon are believed to have cut a check of the same sum for a Rihanna doc directed by Peter Berg.
More power to ’em all!