Mariah Carey is catching some fire after recently being paid $1 million for a performance in Angola.
Human rights groups are not happy with the R&B diva, who performed a two-hour concert for authoritarian Angolan President José Eduardo Dos Santos last Sunday (Dec 15.).
“It is the sad spectacle of an international artist purchased by a ruthless police state to entertain and whitewash the father-daughter kleptocracy that has amassed billions in ill-gotten wealth while the majority of Angola lives on less than $2 a day,” states Human Rights Foundation president Thor Halvorssen.
This is not the first time Carey has taken heat for performing for a dictator. Five years ago, she had to issue an apology after taking a gig for notorious dictator Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi, who was toppled and killed during the Arab Spring uprising in 2011.
“Mariah Carey can't seem to get enough dictator cash,” Thor adds. “Just five years ago she performed for the family of Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi. Now, she goes from private performances to public displays of support and credibility for one of Africa's chief human rights violators and most corrupt tyrants.”
President José Eduardo Dos Santos is said to have murdered many who defied him including politicians, journalists and other people.