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Beyonce Knowles Criticized Over Controversial Concert in Libya

January 07, 2010 10:15:34 GMT

The Jay-Z's wife is blasted for performing at a concert held by controversial Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi on the New Year's Eve.


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Beyonce Knowles has been slammed for accepting a $2 million (1.25 million punds) pay cheque to perform at a private New Year's Eve concert for the son of controversial Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The singer graced the stage for an hour at the Nikki Beach nightclub on the Caribbean isle of St. Bart's, in front of a crowd that included her husband Jay-Z, Lindsay Lohan and Usher.

Guests allegedly paid $12,000 (7,500 pounds) per table for tickets to the private party, hosted by Hannibal Gaddafi. But, the "Crazy In Love" hitmaker has come under increasing criticism for agreeing to perform at the controversial bash.

Columbia University media professor Marc Lamont Hill says, "Beyonce's handlers usually make really good decisions about where she's going to perform... So it seems to me that someone was asleep at the wheel, or the money was so overwhelming that they said, 'Screw the public image, we're going to take the cash'."


 




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posted by clinton on Feb 28, 2011
She needs to make right give the money to charity if she has the guts
posted by Kiambu AbdulMalik Ak on Dec 29, 2010
Peace Be With You Beyonce. I for one support your performance in LIBYA. They constantly accuse Brother Kadaffi as being Terrorist--Is this so? Libya supports Liberation struggles most notebly the ANC[[African National Congress of South Africa]] and the IRA[[Irush Republican Army}} The IRA wishes to be free from the United Kingdom of Great Brittian just as the USA desired and fought Brittain to achieve its independence in 1776. If it doesnt make the US a terrorist state for violently going to war against Brittian then how is the IRA Terrorist for doing the same thing? And even more so,How does it make Brother Kadaffi a Terrorist for aiding them? I say to all you brain-washed White patriotic AmeriKKKan conservatives to SHOW ME THE PROOF OF THIS MATTER Long May The GREEN banner fly
posted by Auntie Ann on Jan 13, 2010
Marc Lamont Hill need to shut his mouth. Who's public image he's referring to? Muammar Gaddafi never lied to the world "say another country have weapon of mass destruction when they didn't and go take over any country. We need to stop trying to judge every other countries leaders when America seem to have had THE WORST!!!

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