Prince pays star to party

Superstar Michael Jackson, pictured, is set to receive a R70million pay cheque for attending the birthday party of a Brunei royal.

Superstar Michael Jackson, pictured, is set to receive a R70million pay cheque for attending the birthday party of a Brunei royal.

Prince Azim is planning to celebrate his 25th birthday in an English country estate this weekend and has paid Jackson to be the guest of honour - though the Thriller hitmaker won't be singing at the event.

A source told the UK newspaper the Daily Mirror: "Absolutely no expense is being spared for his party. Michael Jackson is his all-time idol and he said he'd pay whatever it took to get him over.

"Though Michael isn't performing, the very fact he'll be in this stately home mingling with all of the Prince's pals is worth every penny to Azim."

Last month Latina singer Jennifer Lopez received R21million to sing at the birthday party of Russian billionaire Andrei Melnichenko's wife, Aleksandra. - Wenn

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