Usher Gave Away His Qaddafi Money, Too

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In a statement released over the weekend, Usher says, "I am sincerely troubled to learn about the circumstances surrounding the Nikki Beach St. Bart's event that took place on New Year's Eve 2009," referring to Muatassim Qaddafi's troublesome party, and adds, "I will be donating all of my personal proceeds from that event to various human rights organizations." Amnesty International confirmed that it received an undisclosed sum: "Amnesty International activists are working globally to press the international community to support Middle East activists ... Usher's donation will support this urgent work to counter the brutal conditions like those imposed by Gadhafi and other leaders across the Middle East." What a turn of events: Now pop stars are saving the world. [Billboard]