According to performers Gloriana and Earl Sweatshirt’s official contracts, released Friday to The Daily Tar Heel, the University is only paying the two artists a combined $50,000 plus the cost of hotel accommodations, transportation and technical requirements for the show.
Wale and Ace Hood, the 2013 Homecoming performers, were paid $90,000 plus the same associated costs. And 2012 Homecoming performer J. Cole was paid $105,000.
This is the first year CUAB will have two nights of Homecoming concerts at Memorial Hall. Gloriana will perform on Nov. 11, Sweatshirt on Nov. 12.
CUAB president and senior Gabe Chess said that this year, the student-run board had to be more financially responsible with Homecoming funds but still wanted the concerts to feel exciting.
“We had done two big rap shows in a row, so we wanted to find a way to reach out to more students who might not be interested in those shows, but would also be interested in coming to Homecoming,” he said.