Beyoncé Already Gave Her Qaddafi Money to Charity


Nelly Furtado says she'll donate the million dollars she got for performing for the Qaddafis in 2007, but Beyoncé is way ahead of her: According to a statement from B's spokesperson, "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. 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." Still up: Mariah Carey, Usher, Lionel Richie, and probably a bunch of other famous people we don't know about. The lesson here: As always, if you can avoid it, don't take money from oppressive, dictatorial families. [HuffPo]