Nelly Furtado to Donate $1 Million from Gaddafi Concert to Charity

Nelly Furtado

With the current uprising in Libya against leader Muammar Gaddafi, Nelly Furtado is washing her hands clean of blood money. The Canadian songbird reveals that the dictator paid her $1 million to perform in Italy back in 2007, but she will be donating the sum to charity.

“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 $,” shared Nelly.

She isn’t the only artist who accepted money to perform for Gaddafi. Over the past few years, Mariah Carey, Usher, Beyoncé, and Lionel Richie have entertained members of his family, with Mimi reportedly taking a $1 million payout to perform four songs at a 2010 New Year’s party in St. Barts.

Furtado, who most recently released her greatest hits package The Best of Nelly Furtado, has enlisted Nas for a new track from her upcoming fifth album Lifestyle, due later this year.

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27 Comments

  1. nicole

    WOW Go Nelly!!! That’s what I’m talking about.

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  2. Sam

    She’s so great, such a nice person <3
    That's why i love her, she's genuine!

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  3. backspace

    great for you nelli, you will
    be richly blessed for doing that and
    it shows that you love your country.

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  4. bpMT

    imo, all the other artists who were paid by Gaddafi should do the same

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  5. kani k

    beyonce performed for gaffadi too.

    it’s like performing for kim jong il as long as they got the money.

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  6. D.G.T

    that’s a real person there!!! Fame hasn’t gone to her head. Love you Nelly!!! Big fan here!!

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  7. adem

    RESPECT

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  8. Luluw

    Bravo Nelly, have great respect for you. I wish you would give those charity to the families of Libyans who died fighting for their freedom!!! God bless you and give all the success for you!!

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  9. Jack

    She should never have performed for the dictator in the first place. Glad that the money is going to charity, but please…

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    Nick Reply:

    Yeah but if you think about it now there’s 1 million dollars going to charity instead of being used for corruption. It’s actually a good thing.

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  10. MiNTy

    That’s great! I wonder who else will give their blood money away…

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  11. TheDimplePuppet

    @ Jack I here you but, she’s still giving the $ back!

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  12. Cynic

    SO how much interest does a cool mill earn in 3 years? She giving that away too?

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    Brandon Reply:

    @Cynic, instead of making snide remarks, you should respect her for giving it away. where are the other artists who took the money?

    and what about the “cool” taxes she had to pay?

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  13. YesMan

    YO EVERYBODY!!! Are you the only poeple who don’t know who Mouammar Kadhafi is since 30 years?
    If there was no trouble in Lybia do you think that she will be giving the money?
    Come on guys, in this game you take the money no matter where it comes from. I bet my life she known or her staff known that Kadhafi was a real tyrant. He is so gangster…
    Yeah miss Furtado gave the money to wash her hands in public. Period.

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  14. I

    <3 her

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  15. AnKkA

    Go Nelly! set a good example for all these other FLOPS!
    I’m waiting for Beyonce, Mariah & Usher to do the same thing!

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  16. MaZ

    I love Nelly, love her music… but It’s too late!

    Gaddafi always been a dictator… She would have not accept his offer! Artists nowadays are blinded by fame and money.

    I suggest her to give back the money to Lybian people!

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  17. roro

    @all the critics above
    i’m pretty confident that every single one of you would take 1 million dollars from gaddafi if you had the chance so stfu

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    asunkee Reply:

    @roro, Not if we were already millionaires…

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  18. asunkee

    YEESSSSS! Now for Beyonce & Mariah Carey to follow suit…

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  19. phil v

    what charity is she donating to?

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  20. stooooopid

    nelly album numbers:

    Whoa, Nelly!

    CAN:4× Platinum
    AUS: 2× Platinum
    GER: Gold
    NZ: 3× Platinum
    SWI: Platinum[11]
    UK: 2× Platinum[12]
    US: 2× Platinum[13]
    EU: Platinum[14

    Folklore:

    CAN: Platinum
    NZ: Gold
    SWI: Platinum
    UK: Gold
    US: Gold

    Loose:

    CAN: 5× Platinum
    AUS: 2× Platinum
    GER: 5× Platinum
    NZ: 2× Platinum
    SWI: 5× Platinum
    UK: 3× Platinum
    US: Platinum
    EU: 3× Platinum

    Mi Plan:

    GER: Gold
    SWI: Gold
    US: Platinum

    should of give more lool but its all good!!!
    nice!

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  21. Dirk McQuickly

    She’d had no problem accepting that blood money, she’s only donating it to save face. Yous stfu roro.

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  22. J

    She is an idiot and a money shark. She should never have done it in the first place. He has always been a terrorist. She was just caught with blood money.

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  23. art

    I sure hope these artists claimed this $1mill they got on their taxes.LOL

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  24. M_Knight

    Why leave a reply when “they” do not allow free speech even when it is not vulgar. I guess “they” don’t want us to hear the truth. That is why people use such phrases as “the ugly truth” and “the truth hurts” because the truth is usually ugly and it hurts. Lies are usually soft, pretty, fluffy, and nice. Examples are “oh you look great” and that outfit looks great on you” and “no those pants don’t make you butt look fat”.

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