Newspaper and trade publications’ show business reporters somehow missed a new venue for entertainers that brings easy daytime money without the hassle of going to places like Las Vegas for a one nighter, notes Grumpy Editor.
Singer Ashanti was paid $20,000 in taxpayers’ money earlier this month for a day-long appearance at Atlantic City High School in New Jersey.
As explained by WNYW, Fox 5 in New York City:
“The 2003 Grammy winner led assemblies, met privately with a group of middle school students and did an interview with the high school’s radio station.”
The TV station said funds from a district budget account designated for the improvement of instructional services were used to pay Ashanti who was in town for a multi-cultural festival.
The performer (full name: Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas), also a record producer, model and actress, was named after the Ashanti Empire in Ghana.