Mariah Carey ‘Embarrassed’ Over Performance for Gadhafi

Mariah Carey

After coming under fire for accepting money from private performances for Muammar Gadhafi, Mariah Carey is speaking out. The pop diva has admitted that she was unaware that she lent her talents to a gig funded by the Libyan dictator, and that she is embarrassed to be linked to him.

“I was naive and unaware of who I was booked to perform for. I feel horrible and embarrassed to have participated in this mess,” the pregnant songbird said in a statement to AP. “Going forward, this is a lesson for all artists to learn from. We need to be more aware and take more responsibility regardless of who books our shows. Ultimately, we as artists are to be held accountable.”

Mimi sang for the Gadhafi clan back in 2008 in St. Barts, and while she didn’t disclose how much she accepted for the performance, she asserts that she has donated millions to charity throughout the years. Her representative explained that to make up for the controversial show, she will donate royalties earned from her upcoming song “Save the Day” to charities to create awareness for human rights issues.

“Mariah has and continues to donate her time, money, and countless hours of personal service to many organizations both here and abroad,” said her publicist Cindi Berger.

Mariah is the latest to speak out regarding the criticisms in performing for Gadhafi. Yesterday, Beyoncé revealed that she already donated money made from her private performance, while Nelly Furtado pledged to donate her paycheck earlier this week.

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  1. OnlyLove

    um naive indeed… what a bad look Mariah you know better!


  2. jeremydante

    lambs stand up!


  3. mark

    am not saying its right to take money from gadhafi but all the people that are judging the singers that took the money would do the same thing lets remember god said leave all judging to him


  4. John

    So she says its wrong on one hand but keeps her pay and tells u to buu her new song so she can donate that money to charity! Mariah is a mess and that ish won’t fly!


    B Reply:

    @John, Who said she kept her pay? Do you have a record of all of her transactions or some sort of bank statement as a reference. Oh, okay. In addition, you are judging people who you did not know. Now that is a mess.


  5. Marlon

    I don’t see a problem with Mariah performing for Gadhafi. Europe were excepting his oil and money for years and suddenly he is a terrible dictator. And he was a nice dictator last year and the year before?

    Well, but where is the message from Europe: “I was naive and unaware… I feel horrible and embarrassed to have participated in this mess”


  6. @___@

    who is Gadhafi??
    explain me ,please


  7. kani k

    gadhafi is like this dictator in libya, an islamic country.


  8. mike

    Any money gadhafi paid me for a honest job. I would keep it. It would be less money, that he would have for guns and wars. Get off of the ISH. Money talks.


  9. roro

    so what are you guys saying?
    that evil dictators don’t deserve to get concerts from their favourite celebrities?
    gadhafi’s probably gonna get bieber to perform for him too


  10. Ar.Kay

    I don’t see any problem with that, She was just doing her job and it’s normal to get PAID..


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