Ashanti paid $20,000 to speak to kids
ATLANTIC CITY — Grammy Award-winning singer Ashanti was paid $20,000 to speak to kids at Atlantic City High School, according to a report in The Press of Atlantic City.
The singer was in town to perform in the city’s multicultural festival. No city funds were used for her performance.
According to minutes from the school board, obtained by the newspaper, the singer led assemblies for seventh- and eighth-graders, met privately with students and was interviewed by the high school radio station during her June 1 visit. She encouraged students to stay in school.
School officials said the payment was typical for a celebrity speaker. “She was paid like any other vendor,” .