Don’t feel too bad, Nelly—the US government has a tendency to belatedly regret supporting despots, too. Nelly Furtado tweeted she’ll give $1 million to charity, which happens to be the amount she got for a 45-minute concert in Italy for the family of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2007. While there has been talk of celebs like Nelly, Beyonce and Mariah Carey performing for the Gaddafi’s family since 2009, recently Wikileaks confirming the parties—plus Gaddafi’s recent violent reaction to protesters—has increased the negative buzz over these high-paying, low-ethics gigs. Will other stars feel pressured to comment after Nelly’s big confession?
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