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BEYONCE KNOWLES: I Donated My Money From Gaddafi A Year Ago!

The industry was up in arms yesterday about Beyonce, Usher, 50 Cent, and Mariah Carey taking "blood money" from Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi for performances, and actually keeping the millions.

 

But after Nelly Furtado came out about giving away her stash to charity, Beyonce also announced that she did the same.  Read on for the deets....

Beyonce performed back in 2009 in St. Barts for the Gaddafi family's New Year's Eve event.  And she reportedly received a million dollars to do so, much like her counterparts Usher, Mariah, and 50 Cent had received from the family at one point.

But with the outrage in Libya and the war crimes of Gaddafi now coming to a head, demands have started flying for the celebs to return or donate the monies they received. 

Beyonce told the Associated Press today that she donated the money a year ago, after finding out about the Gaddafi connection:

Beyonce says she donated money she received for performing for the Gaddafi clan to Haiti relief efforts more than a year ago. The superstar made the revelation in a statement Wednesday to The Associated Press.

Her announcement comes days after singer Nelly Furtado tweeted that she had gotten $1 million from the Gaddafi  clan to perform in Italy in 2007. Furtado says she's donating that money to charity. Beyonce's publicist says she performed at a private party on the island of St. Barts on New Year's Eve in 2009. Once it was revealed that the performance was linked to the Gaddafi family, she gave the money and commissions to earthquake relief in Haiti.

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is being investigated for possible war crimes.

So there you have it...

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vibramshop's picture

actually Tony I live in

actually Tony I live in Canada...where Furtado is from..Furtado must be held up to the same microscope as the other stars and if I were an American and able to vote it sure as hell would not have been Bush...enough said...I really have little regard for most politicians...I vote for the person in my constituency...I hope we are still friends Tony
SKIP's picture

Skip, were you equally

Skip, were you equally disgusted with US policy changed towards Libya. You probably voted twice for Bush from the sounds of it.
Tony's picture

US diplomatic policy more or

US diplomatic policy more or less considered Libya an ally. It has for several years. I see that they aren't asking any of the white, rich CEOs to give back their money. They are went through Gadaffi to do business with Libya.
Tony's picture

They knew who Gaddafi was

They knew who Gaddafi was before they performed, he is responsible for sadistic toture of innocent men,women,boys and girls, don't pretend you didn't know, in this age of computer a person can pretty much find out anything, for those stars that did know I am disgusted and one should not do anything to further their careers, give me a break...indeed money can be the root of all evil..good luck and good night
SKIP's picture

They knew who Gaddafi was

They knew who Gaddafi was before they performed, he is responsible for sadistic toture of innocent men,women,boys and girls, don't pretend you didn't know, in this age of computer a person can pretty much find out anything, for those stars that did know I am disgusted and one should not do anything to further their careers, give me a break...indeed money can be the root of all evil..good luck and good night
SKIP's picture

Gaddafi need to break me off

Gaddafi need to break me off too. Everybody done got paid from him.
Anonymous's picture

Sorry, I meant to say Seif

Sorry, I meant to say Seif stayed at Buckingham Palace because he was a friend of Prince Andrew's.
Anonymous's picture

People trip me out talking

People trip me out talking about if you only read you would know what a threat Libya is to the US. Yes, they were considered a threat in the 80s. But by 2006, President George Bush restored diplomatic ties with them and took them off the list of countries that supported terrorism. He had encouraged Americans to do business with them. Everything goes through the Gadaffi regime. Companies from Coca Cola to BP have been doing business with them. The UK Prime Minster Tony Blair and Prince Andrew of England are very friendly with the Gaddafis. Both of them have visited Libya. Seif has stayed at the Gadaffi's stayed at Buckingham Palace and the one that Beyonce performed for was at the White House with Hillary Clinton. So I can see how it could be confusing if you can perform or not perform for a member of his family.
Anonymous's picture

If I was Bey I would have

If I was Bey I would have said I worked for that money so I'm keeping it. People make me sick with misplaced morality. Money is made from liquor, wars (both domestic and abroad) i.e. Pres. Bush...VP Cheney need I say more. The clothing industry makes money off of sweat shops. Jewelry industry has blood diamonds. Give me a break she should have gien anything away unless she truly wanted to, not because of being socially morally obligated.
Anonymous's picture

how can we know that what she

how can we know that what she donated was that money she earned from oh boy? and why was it that she only donated because that money she earned came from a dictaor's son?? smh..she gets a big fat "Negro PLease" from me..im all for folks being charatiable but it needs to come from the heart not from guilt..either way, it dosent suprise me come from ms shady extravaganza!!
Anonymous's picture

The people of LIBYA want the

The people of LIBYA want the money back!!!!
Karlee's picture

It's genuine, but differcult

It's genuine, but differcult when communication is limited as Bey does donations frequently but does'nt tell the media each time she donates. Passion and desire becomes stress and anxiety when everyone thinks your every deed has an ulterior motive. During the Hatti earthquake, it was reported of Bey's and Jay's donations. Also, when Jay was on tour in Australia, he donated computers to a school. Much love, for their philanthropic deeds.
c'est la vie's picture

I love Beyonce but YEAH

I love Beyonce but YEAH RIGHT!!! She still has that money and lots more!! I am still trying to figure out why they want the artists to return the money anyway!
Angela's picture

I find it really hard to

I find it really hard to believe none of these stars knew who they were performing for and that it then took them literally months to donate the money to charity. All this tells me is they are clearly all incredibly ignorant performing show ponies who need to hire more informed press and public relations staff 'cause clearly each and every one of them is a danger to themselves.
Bubbles's picture

I love Bey, but don't believe

I love Bey, but don't believe her for some reason.
Happy Lady's picture

Always hating on the Queen

Always hating on the Queen Bey. She donates to tons of charities and yet you try and throw her under the bus. She's a class act and will continue to be so. Keep hating subordinates.
SUBORDINATES's picture

I'M SORRY I DONT BELIEVE

I'M SORRY I DONT BELIEVE BEYONCE SHE'S KNOWN TO BE A FIBBLER, SHE SPENT DAT MONEY ON JAY'S BDAY GIFT...THAT NEW CAR..PLEZ..AND WHY THE HELL DID SHE GIVE IT TO BUSH AND CLINTON VERSES WYCLIF JEANS CHARITY SOMETHING AINT RIGHT..GAVE THE MONEY TO BUSH DANCED FOR GADFATI WTF........LIES ALL LIES....BEYONCE SNEAKY AND FULL OF ISH....
WINTER's picture

BEYONCE HAS CASH YOU COW.

BEYONCE HAS CASH YOU COW. She can afford to buy Jay a car and you a brain and donate at the same time without putting a dent in her wallet. Wyclef was stealing from his own charity so no one wanted to donate with him. Clinton-Bush was a good choice and it's still ongoing as well as Michelle Obama still does commercials for support for the Haiti fund. Bush entertained Gaddafi at the White House and no one is saying anything Black Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Gwen Stefani, Christina Aguilera and many other top pop tarts performed as well BUT NO ONE IS PUTTING THEIR NAME IN LIGHTS
U BIG DUMMY's picture

I wouldnt donate ish that i

I wouldnt donate ish that i hadnt already donated! It MY MONEY AND I WANT IT NOW!!! i wouldnt give a damn thang back!! Business is business!! I earn it, i spend it!! Gwon wit dat b.s!!
five seven's picture

WOW. You are really ghetto

WOW. You are really ghetto for no reason.
Anonymous's picture

If she says she donated the

If she says she donated the money to charity, who knows, who are we to judge. What baffles me is that apparently, she did not know the host of the party she was invited to perform at, and the person paying her to performance? There were twitters from some people at the party such as Russel Simmons who confirmed they were at the Gaddafi's party. Who is this chick fooling. Who goes to a party and does not know who the host is? I mean, you don't need to know them personally, but at least you know who's party it is.
Anonymous's picture

If she says she donated the

If she says she donated the money to charity, who knows, who are we to judge. What baffles me is that apparently, she did not know the host of the party she was invited to perform at, and the person paying her to performance? There were twitters from some people at the party such as Russel Simmons who confirmed they were at the Gaddafi's party. Who is this chick fooling. Who goes to a party and does not know who the host is? I mean, you don't need to know them personally, but at least you know who's party it is.
Anonymous's picture

LMFAO @ the amount of

LMFAO @ the amount of comments on this post!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yas's picture

No matter what this woman

No matter what this woman does some people will find something wrong with it. First off she didn't have to donate the money period she worked for it, but she did. Some comments say well why did she give it to haiti SO FUCKING WHAT !? Haitians were in dire need and she donated the money, so what she didn't give it back to Libya? Nelly Furtado didn't, Mariah Carey didn't either. As long as it went/going to people in need. You people honestly kill me, she doesn't have to lie about something that can easily be found out. Beyonce gives money all the time, but she is not the type to boast about exactly what and how much she gives out. Its a shame you all hate someone so much for no reason .
ebbi's picture

First off who gives a shit.

First off who gives a shit. Like ahe knew this would happen when she took the money. Thata like if the job you work for the owner did some dirty things. Would you donate all your paychecks back. Fuck no. I wouldn't give them shit back.
Anonymous's picture

Um, Gadhafi has a long

Um, Gadhafi has a long history and you should learn it because you seem quite ignorant of it.....You need more people Beyonce.
Anonymous's picture

First off who gives a shit.

First off who gives a shit. Like ahe knew this would happen when she took the money. Thata like if the job you work for the owner did some dirty things. Would you donate all your paychecks back. Fuck no. I wouldn't give them shit back.
Anonymous's picture

First off who gives a shit.

First off who gives a shit. Like ahe knew this would happen when she took the money. Thata like if the job you work for the owner did some dirty things. Would you donate all your paychecks back. Fuck no. I wouldn't give them shit back.
Anonymous's picture

First off who gives a shit.

First off who gives a shit. Like ahe knew this would happen when she took the money. Thata like if the job you work for the owner did some dirty things. Would you donate all your paychecks back. Fuck no. I wouldn't give them shit back.
Anonymous's picture

ANDERSON COOPER GET ON IT!

ANDERSON COOPER GET ON IT!
Karlee's picture

There was talk after she

There was talk after she slutted it up for the KHADAFI FAMILY. And no one from her camp mentioned anything about donating SOME of that money to HAITI. She didn't give a fuk then and she don't really give a fuk now!
Karlee's picture

I'm so tired of the media

I'm so tired of the media picking on Bey, money is paper made by trees...{if you're not following my logic read a book} its how our families survive and makes our economy get better to help other countries who are ruled with iron fists bottomline...Queen Bey cannot be emulated no matter how hard Ciara tries.literally! we as human beings should not envy even though their juvenile minds can't take it ..seems like a coincidence cici got beef with rhi huh???
Lilliana's picture

I'm so tired of the media

I'm so tired of the media picking on Bey, money is paper made by trees...{if you're not following my logic read a book} its how our families survive and makes our economy get better to help other countries who are ruled with iron fists bottomline...Queen Bey cannot be emulated no matter how hard Ciara tries.literally! we as human beings should not envy even though their juvenile minds can't take it ..seems like a coincidence cici got beef with rhi huh???
Lilliana's picture

Child hush. What does this

Child hush. What does this post have to do with Ciara or Rihanna? I swear Bey stans can be so dense! Always popping off about the wrong things.
Anonymous's picture

This camp is so ballsy in

This camp is so ballsy in treating the public like we are truly their subjects ( I cringe everytime those poor ignorants tout Queen cause you are basically putting yourself beneath another human being, and we are not to bow down to any human but this feeble minds are rushing to do so..anyhoo, on to the post) Even if this was true, what would Haiti have to do with Libya. Haiti was a natural disaster, Libya is people suffering under the hands of a ruthless and brutal dictator Giving to flood/tsunami/earthquake victims is different than giving to people that have been brutalized. To even attempt to equate the two 'victims' is insenstive, arrogant, ignorant and DISRESPECFUL I urge any HUMAN BEING with a conscious to boycott Beyonce, she and her camp need to LEARN a few things and the only way they will if that money slows down They have gotten far too arrogant and need some humble pie And like someone else said, if Nelly hadn't said anything they would still be talking about nO COMMENT but they saw ANOTHER opportunity to BAMBOOZLE the public, and sadly its working as uneducated people are easy to deceive
Anonymous's picture

I agree I am personally

I agree I am personally boycotting Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Nelly your point is 100 percent correct. If Beyonce wants to clear her name she needs to give the money to the Lebanese people. Everyone was giving to Haiti back then I even gave $ 10.00
Mike Pollack's picture

This camp is so ballsy in

This camp is so ballsy in treating the public like we are truly their subjects ( I cringe everytime those poor ignorants tout Queen cause you are basically putting yourself beneath another human being, and we are not to bow down to any human but this feeble minds are rushing to do so..anyhoo, on to the post) Even if this was true, what would Haiti have to do with Libya. Haiti was a natural disaster, Libya is people suffering under the hands of a ruthless and brutal dictator Giving to flood/tsunami/earthquake victims is different than giving to people that have been brutalized. To even attempt to equate the two 'victims' is insenstive, arrogant, ignorant and DISRESPECFUL I urge any HUMAN BEING with a conscious to boycott Beyonce, she and her camp need to LEARN a few things and the only way they will if that money slows down They have gotten far too arrogant and need some humble pie And like someone else said, if Nelly hadn't said anything they would still be talking about nO COMMENT but they saw ANOTHER opportunity to BAMBOOZLE the public, and sadly its working as uneducated people are easy to deceive
Anonymous's picture

If you believe that the money

If you believe that the money she donated to Haiti is the same money she got from Libya, you are a bigger dummy than she is. Unless, she just signed over the check to Haiti and never deposited it into her account, she is lying her tongue off. Why didn't she make this revelation until now? Washing feces off your face with pee won't make things better Bey. But, your fans don't care. They would dance and sing with you in hell being so drunkon your koolaid. SMDH!
No Upfront Costs's picture

OK WELL NELLY F. PERFORMED IN

OK WELL NELLY F. PERFORMED IN '07 SO DO YOU THINK THE MILLION SHE JUST DONATE IS THE 'EXACT' SAME $1 MILLION SHE GOT BACK THEN? CRICKETS!!!!! I DIDN'T THINK SO. AND EVERYONE HAS ALWAYS KNOWN ABOUT LIBYA'S BS BUT WANNA ACT ALL RIGHTEOUS WHEN THE DIRT IS SMEARED ALL OVER THE TV. GTFOH!!!!! IF THE $$$$ WAS CLEAN ENOUGH TO TAKE IN '07,'08,'09 & '10 THEN ITS CLEAN NOW. I BET & HOPE 50 OR USHER WON'T BE SO HYPOCRITICAL AND GIVE BACK aka DONATE CRAP...........JENNY JONES!!!
JENNY JONES!'s picture

According to The Huffington

According to The Huffington Post, Beyonce did donate the $1 Million dollars to the Clinton-Bush fund that was set of for Haiti relief following the earthquake. The foundation did indeed confirm that Beyonce in fact donated the money. The hatred toward this woman among her own people astounds me.
Anonymous's picture

Beyonce made over $2 million

Beyonce made over $2 million dollars from the gig!!!
Anonymous's picture

Your right about that.

Your right about that. Reports says she made $2 million to perform for Gadaffi's 2009 New Years Eve party. So what happened to the other million? I can't believe people still believe the things she says. Whatever B! We are not idiots!
mmm Hmm's picture

ONLY REPORT SAID $2 MIL WAS

ONLY REPORT SAID $2 MIL WAS MTO. Everyone got $1 mil. And it's plenty other white stars that performed for him before Bey and after and no one is saying anything about them.
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sdfredfe's picture

Do you understand America

Do you understand America dont give a damn about you while you up here talkin about Libya is a threat to America and has been since Reagan. If YOU knew anything about history YOU would know that Reagan's term meant terrible things for people of color in America and you would also know during the Cold War America devistated the African continent in interest of its natural resources. America stands against Libya because Libya rejects Western white thought. Oppression has worked well when colored people attack colored people in defense of America-which has never operated to protect or care about colored people EVER The greatest weopon in the hands of the oppresor is the mind of the oppressed.Steve Biko
Anonymous's picture

And you think Louis Farrakhan

And you think Louis Farrakhan and Gadhaffi do? Please. No Man or Woman has the right to suppress and whole group of people while they live high on the hog and that includes the two above mentioned. Whatevah.
What?'s picture

Yeah right, B.

Yeah right, B.
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