Fans who want to be in the company of rap star YG have now had an opportunity, as the Compton native has announced plans to offer $1,000 tickets to join him for a group dinner.
The meet-and-greet sessions will take place on March 10 and March 12 and will include a five-star three-course meal, an open bar, and a personal photo with YG. The dinners will take place in Santa Ana, Calif., ahead of YG's participation in a pair of commemorative performances.
Some critics deem the price to be excessive. Others reacted unfazed by the fee or YG's attempt to make a living for himself.
YG isn't the first musician to include their fans in concert packages, although his meet-and-greet sessions are the latest in a long line of musicians to benefit from the current trend.
Both Chris Brown and Bow Wow received outcry for their fan meet-and-greets in 2022, with some critterioring Brown's private appearances, believing some to be inappropriate. Others questioned whether Bow Wow's private events were justified at this point in his career.
Brown said in an Instagram post at the time: "I haven't done meet-and-greets in over seven years... These are memories that will last forever." "I only exist because these people saw something in me that they never imagined was possible."
I Got Issues, YG's sixth studio album, was released in July, reaching No. 18 on the Billboard 200, including guest appearances from Mozzy, D3szn, Duki, J. Cole, Moneybagg Yo, H.E.R., Roddy Ricch, Post Malone, and Nas.