Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Easy Gig to be Donated

In a 140 character Twitter post Nelly Furtado writes, 'In 2007, I received 1million$ from the Qaddafi clan to perform a 45 min. Show for guests at a hotel in Italy. I am going to donate the $'

In other words Canadian singer Nelly Furtado said she is going to give away the $1-million she received for performing for the family of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in 2007.

Other performers, including singers Beyonce and Usher have fallen under criticism after recent reports that the Gadhafi family has paid large sums for artists to perform at various private functions over the years.

"The criticism has increased in the wake of the international condemnation that the Libyan government is facing for the deaths and violent suppression of anti-government protesters."

Furtado's gesture sends the right signals under the circumstances, and reveals the murky underside of a despotic regime.

Furtado has sold 20 million albums worldwide and 18 million singles.