Justin Timberlake is making a lot of money bringing sexy back! Timberlake, who performed at Mark Cuban’s AXS-TV party with DirectTV, earned $700,000 for taking the stage for just over an hour, according to an insider associated with the event.
“I can’t comment on how much but it was worth every penny. The party was amazing,” Cuban told The Huffington Post.
Known for his pre-Super Bowl events, Cuban has hired Usher and Katy Perry to entertain his guests at his past parties.
“It is not unusual for major entertainers to get paid to perform at a private gig. Plus all the travel expenses and production costs are paid for. He seemed to channel Frank Sinatra,” one attending VIP says. “The new Justin is now older and more sophisticated. He was totally smooth and the new songs a real departure from his past pop roots. He’s now a crooner.”
The 32-year old looked dapper in a tuxedo, complete with bowtie and cummerbund, performing both new and old material. He even played the guitar when he performed his single "Like I Love You."
The VIPs in attendance included Paul McCartney, who could be seen dancing with his third wife, Nancy Shevell, and Sofia Vergara and Matt Bomer, who mingled with the crowd.
Timberlake’s spokesperson did not return calls for comment.