Ludacris just pulled in ridiculous bank to perform at an exclusive Xmas party for some millionaire -- in fact, TMZ has learned, the contract was worth nearly $100K ... and he wasn't even the only star there.
A rep for millionaire entrepreneur Jason Hope tells TMZ ... Luda was paid to perform a 45-minute set for party-goers at Hope's pad in Arizona -- and get this ... Snooki, Stephanie Pratt, Lo Bosworth, and a bunch of other celebs got money to show up too.
Altogether, were told Hope dropped nearly $200,000 to get the famous faces to attend --
-- Snooki got $17,500 -- Lo and Stephanie got $12,500 each -- "Breaking Bad" star Aaron Paul got $16,000 -- Kardashian stepfather Bruce Jenner got $15,000 -- Giuliana and Bill Rancic got $15,000 total -- Dean Cain got $5,000.
According to Hope's rep, the whole party ran the guy nearly $500,000 total. Who said money can't buy friends?