Madonna’s Friday night party benefitting Raising Malawi is the talk of the Art Basel and Art Miami festivities this week, but it’s going to be anything but a who’s who of professional mooches.
“She said she wants no freeloaders — everyone has to pay,” says an insider to the big bash, where standing room tickets start at $5,000 and VIP tables cost $150,000.
Madonna founded the Raising Malawi organization in 2006 to support the 1 million orphans who live in that southeast African country. She’s expected to perform at the Friday night fund-raiser, which organizers expect to raise between $3 to 5 million.
“These ‘Real Housewives’ or models who want to go for free are trying to negotiate ticket prices and organizers aren’t having it,” we’re told.