Payne’s net gain

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LOADED Liam Payne is rak­ing in more than £370,000 for a 20-minute gig.

His fee equates to around £18,500 for ev­ery minute of the singer’s “work”.

The 24-year-old will be paid the huge sum for singing four songs and hav­ing his pic­ture taken at a launch party for a new prod­uct from an un­known brand. A source said the ex-One Di­rec­tion man, who is worth at least £37mil­lion and has a child with Ch­eryl Tweedy, re­cently signed with US-based Tal­ent Re­sources and has been paid half his fee up front.

Our source said: “It’s a great pay­day for a small amount of work.”

Stars such as Mariah Carey, Bey­oncé and Jay Z can charge over £700,000 for 20-minute ap­pear­ances.

And while Liam could have pushed for more, our source said he wants to form a “lu­cra­tive part­ner­ship” with the brand that could be worth up to £7.4mil­lion.

RAP su­per­star Jay Z’s jet ser­vice for mile-high rompers is ready for take off.

The US icon is launch­ing a firm that lets mega-rich trav­ellers hire aero­planes at the touch of a but­ton.

And he’s not both­ered if his JetS­marter planes are booked for bonk­ing at al­ti­tude.

Jay said: “Who knows what peo­ple get up to on a pri­vate jet? But if they pay their money it’s up to them – it ain’t none of my busi­ness.”

He added: “Within five years, if you have the money, you are go­ing to be able to or­der a pri­vate jet as easy as you can or­der an Uber now.

“You need to be at New York for an ur­gent busi­ness meet­ing? No prob­lem, your jet is wait­ing. You need to be in London to watch the Wim­ble­don fi­nal? No prob­lem, your jet is wait­ing.

“You want to take you wife for a din­ner in Paris? No prob­lem, your jet is wait­ing. I guar­an­tee you, this is the way the world is go­ing. That’s why I am in­vest­ing in it.”

As well as launch­ing the jet set busi­ness and re­leas­ing his lat­est al­bum 4:44 in June, Jay has been kept busy with new twins Rumi and Sir, who also ar­rived in June.

And the rap­per, worth £600mil­lion, has been tak­ing on nappy du­ties. He said: “You bet­ter be­lieve I change di­a­pers – that’s part of be­ing a par­ent. You do what you have to do for your chil­dren.

“It’s im­por­tant to be in­volved in that day-to-day stuff. That’s what cre­ates that bond with your kids when they are young. I love chang­ing their di­a­pers. I’m a bit of an ex­pert now.

“Pro­vid­ing ma­te­rial stuff is not be­ing a par­ent, be­ing there and get­ting your hands dirty is

be­ing a par­ent.”

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