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It's well known that dictators aren't averse to holding a party or two and, since they often have almost as much cash as all their people combined, it's not unusual for them to spend a few million on a private show from a world-famous pop star.

For the acts involved, however, the vast sum they receive does mean they're forced to compromise their morals by performing for a bloodthirsty tyrant such as Muammar Gaddafi. Now the Libyan leader's regime seems to be acting more ruthlessly than ever, the stars who've sung for the reknowned despot now have huge stains on their reputation and, in order to limit the damage, some have swiftly donated their fees to charity.

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Nelly Furtado - $1 million - performed a 45 minute set for the Gaddafi clan in an Italian hotel.


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Beyoncé - $2million - headlined at a 2009 New Year festival on the Caribbean island of St Bart's organised by Gaddafi's son Hannibal


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eyonce's husband Jay-Z was also at the now notorious party in St Bart's, although it is not clear if he was performed or received any money.


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Usher - $1.2million


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Lionel Richie - fee unknown - Sang for unknown fee at a 2006 20th anniversary event to commemorate a U.S. bombing raid on the Libyan leader's home, which killed Gaddafi's adopted daughter.


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50 Cent - fee unknown - Gave a private performance in Venice in 2005


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Mariah Carey - $1million - Mariah Carey also performed at the St Bart's party


1 Comments

SE Romero

May 21st

His favorite performance was Nelly Furtado's "Im like a bird i only fly away i dont know bla bla bla. Im surprised he didnt contract Bruce Springsteen born in the USA wah wah



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