Beyonce Says She Already Put Gaddafi Money to ‘Good Cause’

It seems Beyonce beat Nelly Furtado in donating her money earned from a performance for Muammar Gadhafi. A rep for the R&B superstar released a statement to CNN in regards to the 2009 performance for the Libyan leader, stating the money went to a “good cause.”

“All monies paid to Beyoncé for her performance at a private party at Nikki Beach St. Barts on New Year’s Eve 2009, including the commissions paid to her booking agency, were donated to the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, over a year ago,” the statement read. “Once it became known that the third party promoter was linked to the Qaddafi family, the decision was made to put that payment to a good cause.”

There were no other details as to what charity received the donation.

Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Usher came under public scrutiny after word broke that the Gadhafi clan paid extensive amounts for artists to perform for numerous private functions in recent years.


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