Want a celebrity to party with you?

Want a celebrity to party with you?
US rapper and songwriter Nicki Minaj.
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When New York financier Andrew Murstein started planning his son's bar mitzvah party, he decided he wanted a celebration that his son - and his friends - would never forget.

So, he did what many cool dads would do for their teenagers if they could afford it: he hired A-list rapper Nicki Minaj to perform and take photos with the guests. "It was fabulous. It added a great buzz leading up to the party as word started spreading that I would have someone (famous)," said Murstein, president of New York's Medallion Financial Corp. "But I never told anyone who it was."

Minaj was a hit. She stayed for about an hour, performing her big hits and taking pictures with the 150 kids attending the party. Murstein, who declined to say how much the Minaj performance cost, said he would hire her again in a heartbeat.

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