We were afraid we wouldn’t be able to get bodied with a clear conscience after Wikileaks revealed that Gaddafi paid for concerts by huge artists like Beyonce, but luckily we just found out that Beyoncé donated her Gaddafi money to Haiti. “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,” Beyonce’s rep Yvette Noel-Schure told The Huffington Post. “Once it became known that the third party promoter was linked to the Gaddafi family, the decision was made to put that payment to a good cause.” Girl, we can see your halo. Not that donating a dictator’s millions automatically gets you a halo, but you know. It’s a step in the right direction.
Reports of various superstars such as Usher, Mariah Carey and B herself playing for the Gaddafi family came to light after Nelly Furtado tweeted that she’d donate her money to charity. At least we can be sure that’s a huge chunk of change that won’t end up in Gaddafi’s bank account. Or sitting unused with the other millions in Beyonce’s.
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