Nelly Furtado to Give Away $1 Million Received from Gaddafi
Nelly Furtado doesn’t want anything related to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, so the Canadian singer is giving away a $1-million fee she received from the North African despot’s family several years ago.
One of several performers to benefit from the “generosity” of Gaddafi, Furtado took to Twitter on Monday to reveal her plans to donate the $1-million Gaddafi fee to charity. “In 2007, I received 1 million dollars from the Qaddafi clan to perform a 45 min. show for guests at a hotel in Italy,” she wrote. “I am going to donate the $.” It is still not known which charity will receive the $1 million from Furtado.
Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and Usher have reportedly also received a lot of money from Gaddafi and are now being pushed to follow Furtado’s lead. According to People magazine, Carey also received $1 million.
Furtado’s move comes as the international community intensified pressure on Gaddafi to leave his post amid violent protests in Libya, where at least 1,000 people have been killed since the turmoil began several weeks ago.