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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Beyonce Performs for Libyan Dictator, Donates Proceeds to Charity

Beyonce Performs for Libyan Dictator, Donates Proceeds to Charity

 
Singer Beyonce Knowles attends a screening of "I AM...World Tour" at the School of Visual Arts Theater on November 21, 2010 in New York City. (Getty Images)

Beyonce Knowles gave a private performance for members of Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi’s family on New Year’s Eve 2009, but instead of keeping the cash for herself she gave it all away to Haiti after the devastating earthquake that ravaged the Caribbean nation.

Her publicist said: "All monies paid to Beyonce 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 for Haiti over a year ago.

"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."

Colonel Gaddafi has been linked to terrorist activity and accused of running a brutal regime over his people for 40 years. He's been asked to step down by leaders of the western world following a violent revolt in the Middle Eastern country, but has refused, even denying there is unrest in the state.

Earlier this week, Nelly Furtado revealed she is to donate the $1 million she earned performing for Gaddafi’s family in 2007.

The singer tweeted: "In 2007, I received 1million$ from the Qaddafi clan to perform a 45 min. Show for guests at a hotel in Italy. I am going to donate the $."

More Beyonce Knowles pictures next page...

Beyonce Knowles Singer Beyonce Knowles attends a screening of "I AM...World Tour" at the School of Visual Arts Theater on November 21, 2010 in New York City. 
 
Beyonce Knowles Singer Beyonce Knowles attends a screening of "I AM...World Tour" at the School of Visual Arts Theater on November 21, 2010 in New York City. 
 
Beyonce Knowles Singer Beyonce Knowles attends a screening of "I AM...World Tour" at the School of Visual Arts Theater on November 21, 2010 in New York City. 
 
Beyonce Knowles Singer Beyonce Knowles sits in the audience during the 2011 NBA All-Star game at Staples Center on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. 
 
 
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