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Beyonce donated Gadhafi-linked money to Haiti


Agence France-Presse
First Posted 12:23:00 03/03/2011

Filed Under: Entertainment (general), Music, Civil unrest, Middle East Africa - Africa

LOS ANGELES - Grammy-winning singer Beyonce donated money received for a New Year's Eve concert reportedly for Moammar Gadhafi's son to help Haiti relief over a year ago, a spokeswoman said Wednesday.

Beyonce gave the money away as soon as she learned of the Gadhafi connection to the concert at a private party on the Caribbean island of St. Barts on Dec. 31, 2009.

"All monies paid to Beyonce for her performance at a private party at Nikki Beach St. Barts on New Year's Eve 2009 ...were donated to the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, over a year ago," said spokesperson Yvette Noel-Schure.

"Once it became known that the third party promoter was linked to the (Gadhafi) family, the decision was made to put that payment to a good cause," she added, saying the donated money included payments to her booking agency.

The New York Post reported in early January 2010 that Beyonce had sung five songs, dressed in a sexy black leotard, at the Caribbean island party thrown by Gadhafi's son Hannibal.

The newspaper could not confirm how much was paid for the gig, but said that her husband Jay Z was also at the party, along with singer Usher and troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan.

The Beyonce announcement came after Canadian singer Nelly Furtado said Monday she would give away $1 million she received from for a performance "for the Gadhafi clan" four years ago in Italy.

Beyonce has been cited in media reports along with Usher, Mariah Carey and Lionel Ritchie as having been paid up to $1 million each to perform for members of Ghadafi's family in recent years.



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