It appears that Nelly Furtado isn't the only singer donating money obtained from prior performances for Muammar Gadhafi.
Reps for Beyoncé Knowles released a statement to CNN regarding the singer's 2009 performance for the Libyan leader.
"All monies paid to Beyoncé for her performance at a private party at Nikki Beach St. Barts on New Year's Eve 2009, including the commissions paid to her booking agency, were donated to the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, over a year ago," the statement read. "Once it became known that the third party promoter was linked to the Qaddafi family, the decision was made to put that payment to a good cause."
No specifics were given regarding which charity received the funds or how much was donated.
Singers like Knowles, Furtado, Usher and Mariah Carey have recently come under fire for being hired in the past to perform for the embattled Libyan strongman and his family.
Update: The singer's rep added to an earlier statement by telling CNN that the money was donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
KUDOS, KUDOS, KUDOS to B, Dr. Bombay, Lili, Barbara, LilyHaze, & especially KING Kardashian & citizenUSA FOR GETTING MY POINT EARLIER!! Also thank u to those of u who give ur time & $$ to help those in need. And to Neali, u should go to hell for telling someone to COMMIT SUICIDE! U are so wrong for saying that to anyone no matter what they said or did!! I have lost family members and friends that have done that & it is horrible! I am a disabled single mother who can barely make ends meet & just last week I donated to our city's mission. I have also raised money for the National MS Society & given to children with autism! To those of u who are sterotyping all white people as racist, u are doing the same thing to us! So, take a good look in the mirror! There were English, Irish, & other "white nationalities" as the first slaves in America! Do u hear us complaining about slavery? The "African" slaves were sold by ur own people! Some of u are so ignorant & stupid for comments u have made (Kayla)!!!!
Donated it right to her Livin' Large Charity, no doubt.
To all the high and mighty who claim what they wouldn't do for money, STOP IT! You know darn well you would dump that tired-ass 9-5 in a heartbeat to make the kind of money Beyonce makes, performing in front of Hitler if you could. Haters love to see everyone else wallow in their own sorry predicament. Hypocrites! How did you get so righteous? The U.S. invented exploitation for money! STOP IT! Anyone complaining about Sarah Palin's world-doofus tour? How about George Bush and his cronies writing and selling their books on how to be a player? STOP IT! The hypocrisy is stifling!
Or churches, who outright steal from people. You forgot them.
Until we choose to walk and drive 100% hybrid vehicles....shut the F***K up!! No one in this country has room to talk. I don't know why Byonce needs to follow Nelly's clearly misinformed idiotic lead. You did business with a country that was US backed and given a seat at the United Nations. If we were all to pay back monies for services exchanged with folks that eventually take on future acts that we disapprove we would be in the poor house.
BEYONCE PLEEZ STOP LYING!!! WE ALL KNOW U HAVE A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT!!! JUST BE REAL AND PEOPLE WOULD LIKE U MORE!!
BullSheet......always lining their pockets...until, of course, when something is exposed as dirty, then the spin doctors come aboard to distance these people from the rich trash they perform for on the side........who are they kidding? NO ONE!
With celebrity over-exposure to the hilt, these people make me sick........there is no more mystry.
BS... I believe she truly donated $1M to Haiti at the time (truly generous). However – as I don't follow Beyonce's life and/or daily actions – she likely was praised (rightfully so) at the time. Upon seeing the fallout of the past few weeks in Libya, she (likely one of her 'advisors') stated 'that specific $ was from Khadaffi (sp, of course). This was weak... Donate another $1M or it won't go away
This is further evidence that the US is behind the uprising in the Middle East.
I call BS, too...she donated the money? ALL of the Money??? What about the tax break, and the interest? BS...and the others (Usher, Carey, Furtado and the like), that money sitting in the bank collecting interest, and being written off for tax breaks, then when they get outed for it, they "donate" it? They make me sick.
FACT: THE BOYS ON WALL STREET ARE THE ONES WE ALL SHOULD BE MAD AT....
BUT IT IS BUSINESS AS USUAL. THEY BOOKING FOR PRIVATE ROOM HAVE INCREASED.
3 PEOPLE ON WALL STREET BIDDING 400,000 FOR A SUMMER RENTAL IN SOUTHAMPTON.
AND WHAT ABOUT WHEN LIL KIM PERFORMED DRESSED IN A BLACK CAT COSTUME FOR
THE BOY ON WALL STREET – A BIRTHDAY PARY IN "HONG KON".......
THINK ABOUT THIS...SOME ARE SAYING BEYONCE AND OTHER TOOK BLOOD MONEY RIGHT?
WALL STREET HAS TAKEN ALL OUR HARD EARNED MONEY, SOME PEOPLE HAVE KILLED THEMSELVES
BECAUSE THE TOOK EVERYTHING, PEOPLE HOMES, INVESTMENTS, ALL GONE....THIS IS A CRIME
AGAINST HUMANITY....THE BOYS ON WALL STREET PAYS TRILLIONS OF MILLIONS TO ACTORS
SINGER AND OTHERS TO PERFORM AT THEIR LAVISH PARTIES.
I ignored your remark about Gladfly "helping young blacks" because the idiot is shooting his own people, fool. Where you get your stats re whites killing 600 mil blacks, I can only guess. I've never killed a black person, so bite me. Stick your prejudice on someone who kills and abuses blacks. Don't generalize all whites kill all blacks. It's crap. Beyonce doesn't account to anyone. If she gave a mil to charity who gives a rat's butt exactly which mil it was, it's representative that she did it at all. I don't own a single song of hers, and she no doubt cares nothing for our opinions.
Do people really care about this that much? So, she was paid to perform a concert by a man who would later on attack his own people. It isn't like she supported his positions or had something to do with his actions. Why should it matter if she donates the money or not? This whole ordeal is moronic.
Why is anyone complaining that some of Ghadafi's money ended up going to charity because someone sang a few songs. That's less money that is going to killing his own people... this is a good thing.
Who cares... another worthless no talent got herself in a spot light.
Go back to singing all the Single chickens while doing the Bock bock dance.
No one cares about Chicken lady's political views.
YOU CAN PUT LIPSTICK ON A PIG BUT ITS STILL A PIG.
Beyonce has no intentions of returning the money to Gadhafi. When she donated the money to Haiti, she never said this was from Gadhafi. It wasn't, it was from her. She is a businesswoman and has no intentions of returning the money.
I would like to know if she deducted the Haiti money on her income taxes. I think she did.
I think its hilarious how so many whites tell blacks to "get over" slavery, and yet they can't get over the fact that Mike Vick killed a few dogs. too funny.
Will. still shame on you Beyoncé, the money you already donate belongs to the people of libya NOT Bush chirty, SHAME ON YOU !!
I can't believe the posts on here. You all are crucifying these performers, but where was your concern when they actually performed, eh? You're just a bunch of lemmings jumping on the "hater" band wagon. If you really cared about world politics, you would have written these performers long ago and encouraged them NOT to perform in regions of unrest, you'd encourage them to turn their charity on a US-First basis. It's real damned easy to criticize and condemn people after the fact, but not so easy to stay on top of current events and react quickly and civilly when you see something you don't like.
Now, get a grip, and go out into your community and take action to make a real difference. Beyonce is just one person, but we are many.
hay; Canadian retard:
they should know better seeing as how they are in the world alot more than some of us.
So why is everyone up in arms over a performance that occurred almost a year and a half ago?? Should she have had a crystal ball to detect what was going to happen in 2011?? Point blank, she was asked to perform, she did, and was paid. End of story. No one here in the states saw or developed an opinion on what kind of leader he is until recent weeks. You can't blame her for it. Whether she donated her money or not, It's no one's business.
I agree Tasha. it's nobody's business what Beyoncé does with her money or who she performs for, yesterday or tomorrow. She's an artist and that's what she does. Hell, I would perform for Fidel Castro if he pays me well !!
But you know all these retards here love dirty laundry. that's all they live for. Gossip.
no sweetheart at the time she should have donated that money or not done the show at all. stupid ass stans.
"No one here in the states saw or developed an opinion on what kind of leader he is until recent weeks."
Where have you been for the last 40 years or so? Either not paying attention, or not yet a glimmer in your Mommy's eye...so I don't know, young or dumb, or both? Sorry to say...
Bull cookies Tasha. This man was the devil in the 80s. While he only admitted recently that he was responsible for ordering the Lockerbie explosion that killed hundreds, it's not like it was a secret at the time. He was proud to claim responsibility for the bombing of the Berlin disco in 85(ish?) – which prompted a US air strike on Libya's capitol. I was so proud that day. He'd been pick – pick – picking at US installations for years and we finally told him to "f-off" – and he did – he got pretty quiet for a while.
That's why folks in your generation have only heard of him recently. Watch your use of "everyone". The world is bigger than your apartment complex.
truth is, at the end of the day, if you too got hired to perform for Ghadaffi, you'd do it without hesitation. If he pays me well, I'll play for him too and you can all go to hell. I don't give a caca about what any of you retards think. The only problem is that I am not famous and Ghadaffi has not called me.
What kind of a show can you put on? I've got some money.
I play a 1-man Beatles music show, and on the last song my guitar turns into a machine gun and I kill everybody.
Now you've ruined the surprise.
One time I saw Beyonce in New York City. I held the door for her and she tipped me five dollars. I was a doorman, you see. Doorman. Anyhow, I already sold my five dollars for ten Canadian dollars. Now I've just got to wait.
her dancers have to pay their air fair to shows so i'm not surprised she only paid you 5 dollars and i'm convinced more than ever that she didn't give back a cent of that money.
So what, its her money!!! this story is pointless, the writers are just trying to tie a famous name to this wacko! So, beyonce did a show for this guy 3 YEARS AGO!!! was she supposed to do a political survey before she did her show? how many of us give back our paychecks if our bosses are lying ass theives??? Anyone???
beyonce is a greedy money loving she dog and she deserves whatever she's getting.
Just stop it. Why is everyone in America so angry. How did this go from slaves and this and that. We are such a hateful people at times. If she did or didn't nothing can be done about it. You can't unscramble scrambled egss and you can't change the past. She is not an informed person that is obvious. She was taught that she is beautiful and that that is the only way she can make her money. I don't think education or educating their daughters was a high priority for the parents in that household. Once they made that first million it was all about her getting up there and shaking her but. That is the reality of the situation. So it seems that all she knows is to make money and get as much as possible. But she is an adult now and she needs to read a paper or do some kind of research. Maybe she should take a break and educate herself.
She needs to know she is more than just shaking her ass across a stage. I feel sorry for her because it really seems as if she was taught nothing. Every conversation she has is about her body or her hair or some other superficial thing. She was purposely not educated because then they would not have had the pesky problem of her trying to think for herself. I say pray for her.
I wouldn't even care if she kept the money. This shouldn't even be a story.
Hey jealous losers! a million dollars is pocket change for Beyonce. She donates plenty of money to many causes..she just doesn't advertise it. Get a life and stop hating on people that you don't even know (LOSERS)
HAY ASS KISSER STAN: WHY DON'T YOU GET A LIFE AND A REAL JOB INSTEAD OF WORSHIPING SOME BROAD THAT WOULDN'T GIVE YOU THE TIME OF DAY IF SHE SAW YOU ON THE STREET? AND SHE DIDN'T RETURN THAT MONEY SO PLEASE DON'T COME HERE AND THINK YOU'RE FOOLING SOMEONE BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT.
ok , Believe me I am not a fan of Beyonce. She can;t sing and she has no charm or presence. Its sad that she is a big star. Hwever , why do you guys do with your money ?? I know you guys think that if someone has 30 million they could donate 5 . But how about you guys donating your IRS check ? If you make 50k surely you can donate 3k – are we all doing that ? I don;t know why the super rich are always held to this high level when it comes to charity – we all can give.
WE DO DONATE. THEY DON'T. HAVEN'T YOU BEEN LISTENING
She didn't have to do the show...she should have just said no. But greed won over intellect!
No matter what when such anormous amount of money is thrown your way for such a private party BEWARE DO YOUR HOME WORK NO ONE IS THAT NAIVE
Id eat her for 3 straight weeks if Snooki would let me.
i guess you won't mind getting a herpes or gonorrhea on your lips.
Beyonce gives her time an guidence more than her money, she is a strong sucessful woman. Beyonce however IS a participant in many charities, the only diffrence is she doesn't publisize it like so many actors. She doesn't care about the posative pablicity it brings she is more worried about the good its doing.
beyonce asks for more than she actually gives. she loves money and will do anything to get it.
She should NEVER have gone and done that concert in the first place!!!!!! WHO in their right mind would do something like this? Obviously someone who loves money. This idiot is a tyrant as well as a dictator among the ranks of Hitler and Hess. Beyonce should have given this a second thought BEFORE she did it!
So are we to assume Beyonce et. al. were not aware that this was a Gadhafi affair until after they performed? If that's the case, I'll cut them a little slack, but when I first heard about this, i was disgusted and disappointed in a performer for whom I had a lot of respect. She's old enough to have been aware of world events in the 80's isn't she?
We were U.S. Military members living in West Germany in the mid 80s. Gadhafi was blowing up everything he could find that was at all frequented by Americans – the most public display being the Berlin disco. It sucked that we weren't allowed (by the commander) to move as freely through our host country and be ourselves (dont' wear Levi's and flannel shirts down town, don't chatter it up groups while out shopping) for our own safety- But the worst part of it was the guilt and shame of knowing that Gadhafi's attempts to kill and maim Americans resulted in death and severe injury to so many others, our hosts and friends.
I really hope this news piece isn't just for show, Beyonce. :(
Team Beyonce!!!! :)
frack off beyonce
I recall that at one time Mother Teresa was vilified for accepting money from dictators and despots. Same rationale; different outfit.
I agree with Bruce.. Why do we care what Beyonce does with her money, Its her to do what she likes. She doesnt have to broadcast what charities she donates her money to if she doesnt want to. I want to know how much money each of you donate from your paycheck every month if not every year to charity. You dont have to be rich to donate, so before so many of you are so quick to critize you should look to yourself and ask yourself what have you done, who has you donated to???
we can say what we want and beyonce is a piece of crap.
Kayla, I cringed when I read your post. You opened up Panadora's box with that message. You know white people already say that black's play the victim role. Keep comments like that to yourself, it just gives a reason for people to start talkin about race, no need for that here.
First off, who cares what she does with her money? Stop being jealous because you aren't rich and famous. Most of us aren't. Also, many of you act like she flew to Libya to perform. This was a third party booking agent booking a private performance in Saint Barts. There's a great deal of distance and an ocean between the two. Totally believable that she didn't know it was nutjob's son's party until later.
and you ought to stop kissing her butt like she's paying your bills and grow some brain cells. boy; it must kill you celebs to know that there are poeple out there who genuinely dislike you for good reasons AND WHO DON'T WANT SH.IT OF WHAT YOU HAVE. IT KILLS YOU DOESN'T IT? BUNCH OF MORONS. NOT EVERYONE LIKES YOU AND NOT EVERYONE WISHES THEY HAD YOUR LIFE. YOU CELEBS ARE TRULY IGNORANT AND YOUR FANS ARE TO.
sorry that may have been confusing cuz i was talking to kayla`s comment
Not confusing at all Dogmeat! You and Kayla are one in the same. She is probably black, and you are white, other than that your messages are the same, racist! If you think your not, look again buddy, racial undertones all in your post!
Most of you people on here, could give a f-u-c-k about Libya! You are using this story to bash someone you don't like, which is fine. But don't act like your so upset that she performed for this man. Misery loves company, and most of you are miserable and negative individuals. If a third party promoter booked the show, how the hell will Beyonce know who the show is really for, she found out afterwards, damn. Do any of you read the facts, are just take bits and pieces to fit your agenda. I am not a Beyonce fan, never purchased an album, but dang I am realistic, unlike most of you simple minded mother f-u-c-k-e-r-s! By the way, me and my grandmother go to skid row every Sunday to feed the homeless with our own hard earned money, how many of you give back, or do charity, but can sit here and bash someone else, SMH. America at it's best!
She needs to learn to check everything before she approves it like she said on her world tour show.
whatever. she puts up a false good girl image when in reality she's nothing but mean cold hearted greedy ghetto trash. believe me this girl has it coming to her and she will feel the brunt of this backlash because of the false image she puts up. she deserves what she's getting. she's a nasty human being
why is this news now? I heard about the performance shortly after it occured. I suggest listening to satellite radio channel POTUS if you want timely news without the spin
ok B to the S. a little history lesson here. who originally captured all the blacks in africa to come to america? it was other blacks. and how much better off are u now that your ancesters were brought here. if u don`t like it u can jump on the next plane and go live in the waste lands of africa. so the origainal racists were the black enslavers in africa so u can only blame your own kind. seems to me that with all the hunger, living conditions and disease in africa, good ole white usa ain`t such a bad alternative? chew on that next time u spew out your i`m a black victim and whiety owes me everything. get your own kind in order first.
AW dogmeats an angry Republican. They always wanna say go somewhere when they realize they are "NOT WINNING"
Yo creo que todos estos artistas de una manera u otra,co les gusta el di nero como a todos, hacen lo que sea por ganarlo.Despierten de ese sueno en que vive la humanidad o maya,como dicen los indus.desarrollen el ser interno a traves de cristo.Dios los bendiga
Why should any one of these entertainers feel like they should have to give away the money that they were paid to perform? That's what they do. They aren't politicians. They don't represent anyone but themselves. At the time of the performances Libya was not being overthrown and was not under any kind of sanctions and was a member of the UN African Leaders Council or something like that. So why should anyone care except for the IRS?
She should of just kept quiet because it sound like a lie....when haiti happened I dont recall her being mentioned as donating a thing. Oh well there entertainers why are only black artist being mentioned the whole time Gadhife was in power america was in bed with him now there trying to throw black entertainer under the bus I guess all that blond dye still dont mean much someone should tell beyonce there still very racist and she looks like a good scapegoat for white people dum ass!
Beyonce has donated to millions to charities over the years, but it's not always in the media. She is a very generous person along with her husband and both should be commended.
Why are we talking about America and their blood money? This is about Beyonce and if you haven't notice the media at least on CNN has brought this up. So be statisfy that it has been covered if that is the complain. Beyonce along with the U.S government and other celebs have been called out. I don't care how much money she donates she is apparently so hard hit for money that she needed to perform for this man. She probably knew what he stood for and didn't care or are we to believe that her team of ppl were not inform of his agenda towards his ppl. While they live in poverty he has famous ppl Americans no less perform for him. Doesn't he hate Americans? All around hypocrites here. And whose to say that Haiti money she donated was even from that performance she could have donated it a year ago and now say oh it's from that performance. At the end of the day it just reeks of greed.
To anyone trying to play the worn out race card...America has paid dearly for any past slavery. It`s called welfare, and it`s caused the country to go broke. Now the working class have become the slaves, paying your way through life...while you continue to give your own race a black eye. The statistics don`t lie. Drugs, crime and lack of education...a huge majority of it...blacks. Look it up.
@ Robert, your worn out statement is old too. Yes, we know already, that there is high crime and drugs in the african american communities, but you act like that does not affect all communities, and races. Are you commenting on the high meth rate in white communities, no, I dont think so. I happen to live in a very affluent black community. Quite with your stereo types, educate yourself, because not all blacks live that way, you ignorant jerk!
Robert, I wish I knew who you were, cause I would love to kick your ass, that would start my weekend off just right!
robert....are you aware that there are more whites on welfare than blacks...boooyah!!!
Lier lier pants on fire.
I bet most of the people on here trashing Beyonce don't donate much, if any of their hard-earned money! Just because they have more money, doesn't mean they should be held to higher standards than the rest of us! I applaud her, she donated the money before it was the "politically correct" thing to do in the media.
Kayla is exactly right! America was built on blood money
Most Americans are self righteous hypocrites. Both religious and non religious. Before you judge anyone for anything, take a good look in the mirror. If you are sin free, then judge. If you have issues, then deal with your own issues before casting stones. Everyone on here is simply unqualified to judge Beyonce.
You need to spend more time addressing your own shortcomings. Put up a mirror.
This would NEVER had been an issue if not for the current events in Libya. Has the US received money from Libya?
According to a 2010 message from the US embassy in Tripoli, Libya's sovereign wealth fund holds $32 billion in cash and "several American banks are each managing $300-500 million."
hypocrite or not?
I'm with you Kayla...America is the most hypocritical country on the planet. Just check out what they did to Black Wall Street. For all you uninformed, google Black Wall Street or Operation Northwood and see what America really represents...talk about blood money!! Whose the real terrorist?
Oooook, Peace and Love Folks; here you all are, all supposed to be "Fellow Americans", and behaving as bad as a certain Libyan Dictator! Really...ok, whether or not Beyonce gave money to Charity is a matter of public record; look it up! So before you call her a hypocrite, etc, for ALL of you that drive ANY kind of a car, did you ever stop to think, that at one time or another, the gasoline you put into your vehicle, most likely came from Libya? Hellooo, who's the hypocrite now? Hmm? LOL
I find it funny that a bunch of you think that she is going to get a huge tax write off. She earns way to much money to even qualify for that kind of deduction.
Slob a knob
Kapow, you are an idiot.
Get a shovel, the BS is piling up..
There we go Kayla, with the race card. If you weren't so quick in pulling that out, perhaps most of the "racism" that goes on would not exist. Seems to me that this is reverse racism. It sucks either way.
You should not have even performed for him so please act all innocent or feel like you're being impugned for no valid reason. You knew who he was and the history between us and them. Next time give 'em a CD.
Let's not talk about stars doing anything for money it happens. You either accept it or you don't, Look at Elton John he performed at the wedding of person who would deny him his rights his kinds rights and take his children away.YES RUSH LIMBAUGH. But let's not forget his sell out to singing with M&M a person who was only trying get out of hot water. I see it like this if you go into it knowing your going to give money to an opposing charity I don't have an issue but I'd let it be known world wide first.
Who gives a crap about Kadafi or Beyonce. Let them have each other. And Kayla, shut the eff up. If you don't like America, leave and go home. You nasty beeeeatch!
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Shut up people!
I can't say anything about the other artists but Usher would not tip a minimum 15% in a check in Vegas giving him excellent service knowing who he was; we went a couple of extra miles to make sure that he was happy, and now you want to believe that he would give money away for no reason just the kindness of his heart I don't think so, tell that story to someone else because here it won't cut it.
Thanks for informing...I was a big Usher fan but yuck!!!! I hate cheap people...he just lost a fan who actually buys his cds
Why do we feel the need to worship greedy, flawed mortals ?
Ok, money talks. I'm in the industry, the bigger the number the more yeses. Don't let anyone fool u to think anything is an accident and they didn't know. We all know. These big wigs pay HUGE bucks to see them perform. Trust me, money talks. But remember this is how it has always been. Bot a single sports figure, artist, or public official does nothing for free unless it benefits them. When is the last time u saw a preformer do a concert in the name of chairty for the hungary, not just haiti, the whole world has starving people. Have u seen anything where 100 percent of proceeds go to chairty? people need to understand its not a black n white thing, their r slaves in all cultures and it still goes on today, so quite the race card. Its about the rich and poor. That's were the real war is at. So everyone needs to put on their reality glasses and ask urself, if someone asked u to perform for 24 million dollars for 1 hour, gimma a break, u know u would do it.that's the nature of the beast.
Let's state some facts here:
1. Any American who entertains and receives payment from Khaddafy,Chavez,or Ahmadinejad, shares in the proceeds gotten from the blood of children and families who live on less than $ 2 a day. Shame on you; Usher, Beyonce and Mariah. God don't like ugly!!!
I don't care one way ot the other about the girl, but it sounds to me like she didn't know who she was actually playing for until it was too late. if she did find out *before* the performance, she still probably had a contractual obligation. If she found out afterwards, she could hardly turn back time and *not* perform. It would have been nice if the money was used in the US, though....
Wow! How did this article turn into a race issue? The whole argument is stupid. Its Beyonce' s money. Noone is asking what your doing with your money. Yeah, it would be nice for All wealthy people to give to some type of chairty but the reality is we can not control what people do with the money They earned. I sure as hell don't want anyone to tell me how to earn to my paycheck and what to spend it on. Next topic.
I agree this girl can do whatever she want to do.
I can say that there are many things wrong with the world no matter what country or race, and everyone pointing a finger will not help any of it. As far as the issue at hand (the reason why many of us are on here) Beyonce's money is hers to do whatever she pleases with it and if it is a cover up to save her image or whatever just think about how you would feel if the media put ALL your business and personal life out for everyone to read about it. It would not be pretty so lets not judge.
BEYONCE IS A PIG.
With all the nay sayers comments....just how much of their money have they contributed to worthy causes.
@Camille "Blacks have been tortured and murdered by whites in this country, but no one condemns them for it." Someone has had her head in a dark hole for too long. Black individuals have killed white individuals since the inception of two colors, dearie. People refer to reverse prejudice, but that's not factual. Prejudice is a one-way street, it is born from, feeds on, and breeds hate, and that takes all involved directly to a hell of their own making. Have you ever met a happy, well-adjusted racist, black or white, Hispanic or Oriental, Muslim or Christian? Doubtful. Leave Beyonce to learn her own lessons, she's young and living large right now. God forbid she finds humbleness by experiencing the kind of unfathomable loss that Jennifer Hudson has in the past few years. Perhaps Beyonce already knows...and we don't.
Blacks have slaughtered 600 million whites during slavery? I don't think so. There have been blacks, who have attacked whites, but as a people, history shows that whites have far exceeded blacks in torture and murder in this country, and then they made huge profits from it.. Am I prejudiced? Yes I am prejudiced against hatred and violence towards blacks. I notice you completely ignored my remarks about Ghadaffi's offer to help the blacks in this country which is probably one reason why whites hate him. Blacks entertain the people that opress them all the time. So if they perform for leaders who oppress other people, so what, as long as they get paid.
M question is, how do somw of these bloggers come by their opinions of Beyonce? Do they read Star magazine or The Inquirer? Do they have access to her tax forms? Claims such as, "devil worshipping," what proof do THEY have? But here the same folks are requiring proof of a charitable donation of money she earned? Hell, if our government gave to charity what it has made from blood-sucking dictators around the world, we'd all HAVE to go on the dole, cause that's where all the cash would be found! Do you think Gladfly is the worst? Oh, hell, no...there are 45 of them named as The Top 45 Most Inhumane Leaders. Look them up online, then come back and gripe about a singer going to play a gig in the Middle East.
oh shut the *bleep*up about proof. do YOU have any proof that she's as goody two shoes as she says? no. quit worshiping this piece of trash like she's god its pathetic.
Ghadaffi is the only foreign leader who has ever offered to help poor blacks in this countr, which to many whites is a crime in itself.. Blacks have been tortured and murdered by whites in this country, but no one condemns them for it, and blacks go to the White House and sing and dance all the time.. Beyonce had every right to go over there and perform with her talent and keep the money she earned. White people need to be grateful for the money they are making off her and shut up.
@Oh please Well, now, on which side of Him do YOU sit that you might judge? My ex-spouse claims he is a prophet, so I'm pretty sure he thinks he's sitting on one or the other. LOL People, those who negate the girl have no more idea than my dog what Beyonce does w/her $$$. If you HAD $1 mil, would YOU give it to charity? Can you PROVE it? If so, I'm changing my name to Charity immediately. LOL
beyonce has done alot of wrong and she's going to pay for it.
Oh look, we can't talk about someone black without bringing up slavery. What a sad sight.
last time i checked, ladies didn't marry guys like jz or pop their butts for money. sorry but to me beyonce is low, uncouth and a terrible role model for young girls. and as for her "charitable work"? please. this girl doesn't do anything for anyone unless she's getting something "BIG" in return. she's greedy and can't understand for the life of me why so many are fooled by her. is it the lacefront?
@wendy What a crock! Just how many slaves do you think there were "building" the entire US? Slaves were not beaten or jailed, & did not die in order to create decent work conditions (think the Triangle Shirtwaist Co.) Most were a mixture of immigrants, Irish, Scottish, Russian, Jewish, and such. Please...you say give credit where it's due. Conversely, don't take all the credit when there's enough to go around to ALL participants over the centuries. I swear, these days, all history seems to be is revisionist history.
I doubt there was any "donating" of this blood money, then (a year ago) or now. Greed is all it was. Someone (Gadhafi Duck as his punk sons) flashed $2 mil and the game was on! SHAME ON THESE PERFORMERS!!! I use to have some respect for Beyonce...no more.
and i'm sorry to hear that you fell for her phony good girl image. its good that you've finally seen the light. and believe what i tell you she's done a lot worse than this and she is not a nice person at all.
@King Kardasian DID NOT see the faker-info prior...my apologies. Obviously, you and all herein understand to whom my posts were aimed, as does KK himself. Seriously, I'm a white female, not a guy, and, I'm truly NOT a racist in the least, tho I understand the confusion. LOL I simply tossed back the kind of crap the imposter wrote, mine being made in heavy sarcasm. My other posts might evidence this. Any comments unknowingly injudiciously made are void to you. :-)
THE BOYS FROM WALL STREET, PAID TRILLIONS OF MILLIONS TO HAVE STARS PERFORM AT THEIR
LAVISH PARTY....BUT IT WAS WITH OUR MONEY...WALL STREET AND THEIR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.
@KK YOU tellin' someone THEY give women a bad name? LMAO! Pukums, YOU give ALL humans a bad name, as well as an insult to pork, beef, snakes, and maggots. You ARE havin' a good time, tho, playin' like you a black boy, ain't that right, little dickers? LOL You mama gots t'be proud o'you, hamhock, fo'sho. See how this works? You hand it out, you gotta take it, too. You been in prison recently, pukums? You sound like the type.
@nic Yes, but Chris Brown could have chalked it up to community service. LOL Two birds, one stone, so to speak.
hers look awesome in this pic
Don't let the Kardishian get to you...he trolls on here quite often using quite a few other's names...mine included from time to time
@Jim in Canada Doesn't YOUR country have its OWN blogs? I'd you find us to moronic, why do you feel the need to chat us up so much? Ah, Jim, you want to BE American, don't you, small fry? Well, some people are fortunate, and some people...are Jim. LOL
I can see that you copied my user name and replace Kardashian with the letter i
If you are aracist i am not none of my comments as you can see are racists get a life loser
I am white and I am currently in Haiti for the next 4 months working with Vilaj Vilaj a project that is to last for 18 months but my part is of omly 4 months This is my second trip to Haiti i came back here in Haiti just a few days ago i arrived on the 26th of February and i can tell you that these people here are not racial biggots even though Haiti was the first to have Abolished slavery. The children love us and we love them too and they know where here to build not to take advantage. I must say in all the black countries Haitians do not practice racism compare to other black nations that hold a grudge yes in Haiti there are some that still talk about Africa being the mother land and etc...But i think they should put it behind them and move on I myself don t get why Blacks refer to themselves as Afro Americans when this was hundreds of years ago when we whites don t call ourselves EURO Americans which would be considered Racist. I think blacks in America and in the Carribean are a Mixed race of Portuguese ,African,Spanish and Native Indians and should forget about the past . I am having a wonderful time here and hope it will remain calm even though election time is near . I hope there ll be no violence.
@wot WHEN China takes over America? Hey, cookie, were you takin' a snooze the day that happened? LOL Just teasin' you, eh, wot. The only native who does NOT own America is the American native. Our gov sold us to the highest bidder, China, a long while back. I'm glad I don't have to be concerned about people who do not know me talking in blogs behind my back about what I give to charity and from where my money comes (theft or talent...pick one). I'm pretty certain Beyonce could give a damn, too. :-)
You insult a race of people for buildingthis country by saying leave , what kind of dead brain are you !
To finish my comment none of this would be important if all this crap hadn't have happened in the past few weeks with Gahdafi!! Our government does many things that we don't know about and things that I am sure we would be upset about a lot of them! Our government has killed innocent people in wars. It is none of any of our business what Beyonce does with her money! She earns it and it is hers to spend as she wishes! You don't see her or Jay-z on t.v. getting arrested for drugs or killing someone or in the news for anything negative for that matter! There is enough fighting, war, and hatred going on in the rest of the world right now! We, as Americans, ( whether white, black, chinese, italian, mexican, or whatever nationality) need to stick together here and get along because u never know when the war could come here!
@ White woman from Tennessee
@vigilent citizen You'll believe ANYTHING, won't ya? Masonic occult rituals...oy vey! LOL Let's not get started on Catholic occult ritual or we'll be here all night. Oh, well, I guess we have been already. OMG, are we a bunch of BORED folks, or what? Hahaha.
@Leah Do you KNOW anything? An "Eastern Star" is so far from devil worship, she may as well be an angel. LOL Don't you people know marketing when you see it? Dumb, dumb, dumb...may as well move to Canada...LOL (Just kidding, Jim!)
Hate On Beyonce if you will but God Bless her STILL !
gods blessings will never reach her and many know why.
@King Kardashian YOU tellin' white folks to get a life when you're using King Kardashian as a moniker? Oh, no you didn't! LOL I'm white and have a wonderful life, thanks so much. AND some my ancestors were indentured servants who paid a heavier price just to get to America from Ireland than most slaves ever paid in their entire lives. My other people were American Indians, and we all know what happened to them! No one brings out that slavery crap to my face and lives to tell the tale, baby snake. Good rhing you can hide your big butt behind a made up ID in a blog. LOL
sorry buddy you got the wrong guy it s that loser who copied my user name and posting racist comments like you are
My user name is King Kardashian and he is using thesame user name but spell his with an i look closely you will see that we re not the same users
When the Jews stop talking about Hitler that is when Black Americans should stop talking about Slavery !
When China takes over the USA , we will all be slaves:See you Walmart !
@Jim in Canada Want to give the USA back all the money your itty bitty backwater has taken from us? Hmmm? Don't put up Canada as the standard of moral and monetary greatness vs. the USA lest you want your country's stats tossed on here, too. You aren't such a high n mighty country when you look down in the gutter.
Ok, first of all she performed 2 yrs ago and then donated the money to Haiti. She is the type of performer that doesn't put all of her charities that she donates to out there to the public because she doesn't want recognition for it, she just wants to help. It was also said that it was booked by a "third party promoter" connected to the Gahdafi family. So, could that possibly mean that she didn't know? She did end up donating it to the Clinton/Bush Haiti Fund. As for her and Jay-z being "devil worshipers, I think u people are crazy. I am a fan of both. AND I AM WHITE! and for those of you that blame us white people for things that our ancestors did are no better than our ancestors because u are racist against us when not all white people are not racist! I, for one, am not! And for you, Leah, I definitely remember your name... White America?? And quit whining about 9/11?? Black people were killed in that tragedy too!! So by that comment u insulted your own race as well!
if she didn't want any recognition we wouldn't know ANYTHING about any of her charity work. and you better believe these two are devil worshipers.
Thank you, american! I agree with everything you just wrote! That's coming from a 30 year old white democrat (using that term lightly) who was born in the country, grew up below the poverty line (without the use of government aid) and hates NASCAR (sorry, it just bores the heck out of me). It is that easy!
@Aaron YOU have no bloody clue which party line gives more to charity, and your having made the statement makes you an idiot. LOL Too many folks give anonymously (including Sons of Silence and Hell's Angels) and don't make an issue of it for ANYONE to know how each votes, let alone some snotfaced punk posting propaganda on a blog.
Well said american
Why are your noses up her butt about how she makes her money....
To all the racist comments: welfare is used by whites, blacks, asians, mexicans and so on so that argument is out the window. Blacks don't own american sports, all athletes of any race plays/works for an owner (majority of owners are white). So let's throw that argument out the window too. Yes Europeans brought slaves over and even made slaves out of the natives/ original owners of this land and no one owes anyone anything but to say try out a different country? Most racist (along with most americans) complain about our government so should everyone leave the country? No? Ok, didn't think so, so let's throw that one out the window. As for the whole money thing: she performed for him years ago before these riots were made public and performing in america I can promise you in her previous crowds were law breakers, rapist, liars, future killers and politicians so should she give all that money back too? And rather her charity is a tax write off or an random act of kindness she still gave and believe me, money is green regardless of why it was given. For those who make comments like 'the rich just get richer' and 'she should give back because she has a lot of money' just think, should that just encourage you to get rich or to actually get good at something? This is a country of equal opportunity and this is coming from me, a young black 21 year old republican who was born in the inner city, grew up in the middle class and now works for NASCAR and the Speed Network. I'm just saying stop complaining and start working. It's that simple!
This is ridiculous. Since when do we expect performers to do background checks on everyone they work for?
If your boss or CEO or whatever turns out to be a violent criminal, should you be expected to donate all of your past earnings to charity?
I love it when the people I suspect are creepy and cheap actually turn out to be creepy and cheap. What American with any integrity, with any soul, would perform for Qaddafi? Oooh, don't you wonder what else they did to get his money? Did any of them really need that $1m or $2M or whatever he paid them to jingle his tingle? Creepy Usher. Creepy Mariah. And you to Bouncee.
will you marry me?
Whether you believe in God or evolution, we all come from Africa. Race is not the issue here. There's no race or ethnicity that has not been subject to slavery or prejudice at some point in history, that includes whites. In ancient times they didn't give a rats ass what color you were. If someone bought you, you were a slave. The issue here is what Beyonce did with her money. Here's the best way to sum it up...it's none of your mother loving business. It's Beyonce's business. As long as she's obeying the law and paying her taxes she shouldn't be questioned. More people should be concerned with the way they live their lives and spend their money than how she does hers. How many drug dealers, car theives, blackmailers, con artists and murderers buy concert tickets and albums or download songs every year? No one questions Metallica if they donated $20 to charity everytime they find one of their albums in a rapist's car. Blood money is blood money, regardless of the severity of the crime. If it wasn't Beyonce performing, they would have gotten Christina or Brittney or Shakira or Chris Brown or someone else that the kids are into these days.
This is not about Race.....its about greed and playing ignorant!
i just came across this article, and i just looked at some comments, and i just couldnt take my eyes away!!!! You people are hilarious and crazy!!!!! Im white, but i just want to get along with everybody!!!! I love all of you, black, white, brown, pink or purple! have a good day. bye
SHE HAS TO KEEP ALL HER MILLIONS TO CONTINUE HER SKIN BLEACHING TO LOOK WHITE, BUT FYI IT'S NOT WORKING SHE LOOKS ORANGE FROM BAD SPRAY PAINT AND BAD WIGS SHE IS BLAD LKIE NAOMI
beyonce has to keep working if she wants to A: keep up her appearance B, be able to pay her way in and out of everything C, buy awards. she'll be working the rest of her life it looks like.
Beyonce so wants to be White!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its no different than performing for Tea Party and getting paid. Same msg Hatred
She was paid all Cash didn't Report it to the IRS and never donated to anyone she never does typical Trash
I will not comment on behalf of any other singers but Beyonce is extremely generous over the years. In fact she has helped drug addicts and inner city kids get their lives together by opening cosmotology schools she full funds. Beyonce is a class act always. Since she is 16 with Destinys Child there has never been negative reports about her or actions she has taken in the public eye. I wish most performers these days could follow in her gracious and generous footsteps. Beyonce rules!!!!
beyonce is low and uncouth and i know people who have less money and who work in less honorable occupations that are much better people than her.
beyonce asks for more than she gives and i agree with many on this board who say that she's trash.
Hey idiots it said she was booked by a third party and secondly remember all the artist that went to Sun City to perform. Nobody crying about that.
Don't get it twisted we are using their oil so , using their medical centers based in the US , so I think we all so ourselves to hell
Anyway you look at this it doesn't matter.it was her earned money.america is a very racist and hypicritical country. Things haven't changed they've just been sugar coated. I saw how the world reacted after obama who iz a white and african(not black)american was treated when he became president.bush wasn't treated this way and he screwed up everything obama is trying to put back in order.sorry for jumpin off subject but a lot of u on here are full of it. This world will never be a better place with all this hate and negativity
Jayz and Beyonce are Satanist. It is true. Jay z is a Freemason. Beyonce is an Eastern Star. They are witches.The father of my child is an evil Freemason. I did not know that he was, but that explains why he is so evil. Just like Jay and Beyonce.Pay attention people.Listen to her lyrics, she wears the baphomet(devil mascot) jewlery and clothes.Her song"beautiful nightmare". The devil is known as the beautiful nightmare. Wake up people.
Only whites worship the devil.
Really Leah? I mean really? You must've bumped your head for staying stupid stuff like that.
Us blacks will stop complaining about slavery when white amerikkka stop whinning about 9/11!
Damn straight. You don't hear Haiti complaining. Get a life white people!
Um...9/11 wasn't blamed on black people so there's really no real basis for your argument. If you're an american, shame on you for bringing up 9/11 to hate white people. Turn on the news once in awhile.
I have some suggestions for replacing "Angry" but I'm more polite than that. Do you think 9/11 was just a white people's thing? No black people died? And to have your screen name start with "Black" makes you a huge racist in my opinion. White woman from Tennessee is only using "white" because she's defending Beyonce's action and wants us to know she's not doing it because she's black. Don't blame white people for racism when it seems you one yourself, and King Kardashian. Like Michael Jackson once said, " It don't matter if you're black or white", ... to do something stupid.
If Beyonce Said she gave money to Haiti, then thats what she did. You People are so judgmental and Quick to place blame on somethings that may not even be a persons fault.
I'm on my mobile so sorry if this has already been said but these celebrities are dopey. Are you saying that you did the concert just so you could donate to the Haiti fund or you are so uneducated that you didn't know that the leader of Libya was a bad guy?....anyone who's seen back to the future part 1 knows that Libya is bad....they killed the doc. Also, these celebrities donate tons of money every year for tax purposes. Is this donation on top of your normal donation or did it replace your normal donation? Inquiring minds want to know....
yes i'd like to know that to. and beyonce is VERY uneducated. no, i take that back: she's educated in EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG.
Beyonce' should know better then to accept an offer from these scam bags. Whether or not you like it, with stardom comes social responsibility. Ghadafi is a dictator that brutally abuses his own people, has blood on his hand and has murdered many innocent lives. "Thanks but No Thanks" would have been a very appropriate response here.
YES BABY YES SPEW THAT!
Why should any of these stars feel bad? Didn't the UN give Libya membership to the Human Rights Council? I worry much more about how the UN can be hoodwinked than a few artists.
Not good enough.
Every single star kept that money, they knew where it was from. They kept it until someone said something they they all started donating it. if nothing was said they would still have it and not donated it and claimed it on their taxes..
I love beyonces "I don't think you are ready for this jelly" song
I wonder how many people up in arms about this have smoked a Cuban cigar, or had Stolichnaya vodka back in the day.
Where was all the complaining when she actually went there a few years ago? The fact is no one in America has cared about Libya for the last 20 years until 2 weeks ago.
Whites,blacks, who cares we all have the same organs! If not then none of us would be here. If u do not like beyonce so get a life.
I hate your guts. Only a white person would say something stupid like that. Go back to your trailor.
Because i work there and within as little as 4 years big n huge differences will be seen
I am in Haiti working on the Vilaj Vilaj Project. AMAZING Children but they were just unlucky with Bad Governments
70% of Haitian poulation is under 25 years old and 40 % of that 70% is under 15 years old the rest are old and most uneducated the educated ones have left the Island to practice their professions and work abroad since jobs are not in Haiti. Haiti is a Failed paradise if fixed it will again become one again. 50 years ago Haiti had more Tourism than the Dominican Republic now its the other way around Haiti used to own the DR
hilarious...people are so upset over this..you buy stuff from horrible countries all the time...get over yourself
and beyonce's taking money from terrorists doesn't make it right ignorant a***
GOOD FOR HAITI
Go HAITI GO
I believe in Haiti
Well thats one of us...
FACT: THIS IS NOTHING COMPARED TO THE PARTY THE "WALL STREET BOYS GIVE".
I spent the money Gadhafi gave me.
I`d believe her sincerity if she actually gave it back to those it belongs to......the Libyan people. Haiti is a good cause, but seems convenient that she says that is where she "donated" it to. Probably got a nice big damn tax credit for it as well! BS
I wish I was black.
Beyonce is just a wanna be black Brittney Spears with 1/10 of the talent.
Jessica...you must have just said that as scarcasm...you cannot truly be that stupid to compare Brittney's washed up azz to Beyonce....haha...makes me laugh thinking about them being in the same talent class...Brit has fell behind a couple of grades...
I'm not a fan of Beyonce, but I guarentee she has a least a litte MORE talent than britney spears...that was really silly for you to say that...
beyonce hasn't any real talent and NO ONE will EVER be able to covince me otherwise.
ummm... when did beyonce shave her head, go crazy behind her back up dancer, and start talkin with weird accents out of tha blue??? i must have missed it..
Now, who in the hell would want to be Britney Spears?
Kayla, shut up, you're embarrassing yourself! Learn the topic, then talk. You support her because she is black. Nothing wrong with being black, but, have some substance to back up your mouthing. And, to you as the others, if you are so dissappointed in America, write to Your President, complain. Or, if you are really upset, leave, go live somewere else for awhile. You will come running back to America in a hurry and beg for her to take you back. Read, study, watch several different news channels, then talk.
Cracks me up!
1) Slaves were captured and sold by Africans to other countries.Chinese, Italians, Irish, Germans built the railroads, the C and D canal, the west and many other areas in the U.S. Slaves were in the south, picking cotton, taking care of plantations, raising cane sugar and other crops. So, if u are truly a slave's descendant, and u know that, welln here u are in one of the greatest countries on the globe. Don't like it? So just move – Iran, Libya, Somalia, Tunisia, Russia are all interesting choices for you...just to name a few places where u can figure out just how great you have it here in the good old USA!
You re off TOPIC
To speak to the story, I don't care what she did with the money. I just wish she'd pay that european chick that she stole ' if I were a boy' from. GOOGLE IT
White people stole all music from the black man. Google that!
I'm not certain of all of the facts here, so I will say that there are many many corporations right here in the U.S. found guilty of illegal activity (white collar) & you did not resign. The truth is that very few people are willing to compromise the livelihood of themselves or their family because at the end of the day "if MSN doesn't work, he will NOT eat"...period
but none of these entertainers need the money so your excuse is a week one.
Black people and white people don't owe each other anything. All u crybabies trying to act like u were alive 150 years ago, need to come up on your own name and not some dead ancestors. Buncha PANSIES
Killroy, nobody is saying anything to the BLACK players who cash their check with that same russian owner's name on it. WOW! u feelin kinda not so smart now? LMFAO
so that's what i heard.......
I know you FARTED, Belched out loud in public and you pick your nose all the time and as a female you have no class
but i can understand you can t except no better from a trailor trash redneck female.
King, you little fart sniffer...
You got be out ur mind to think race doesn't plays a part in a lot things that goes on today . Nobody is talking about the money the NBA takes from the new jersey nets new russian boss . You think that's not blood money ?
U ppl kill me...like for 2million u wouldn't have done ur job n taken ur money...if I was her id tell the world to mind their business n get out my pockets...smh
How could anybody question where her money goes and where it comes from without questing everything that going on in america right now . Make no sense if you don't question the gov about the bp spills and everything else taking place at this moment
shopping on rodeo drive is not considered "donating".
Yeah but the more people shop, the more its boosts the economy the money's coming back to us
stick to the point, which is her claims of donating bloody money, not the economy.
ok beyonce is not in politics. since beyonce isnt in polotics she doesnt know of every developing terrorist situation nor should she care. all beyonce know is that they was going to pay her. most people writing these comments about beyonce has done something that is frowned upon for money. maybe you stole somebodies presentation or got somebody fired. did you donate yo check to charity? morethan likely not so dont expect her to or condemn her for something she did.
Excuuuuse me, but she sang and performed for a Dicktator. Where did she think the $ originated???
I think they only put out that she donated that money to charities because she is under fire now for it. Yeah she may donate to charities all the time i believe that but what happened to morales these days (performing for terrorists and woman beaters). Its still BS though. What did Usher, Mariah Carey and Nelly Furtado do with their money they got from him...hmmmm? Yeah BS!
I would choose money over fame cuz eventhough money comes with fame..its like you owe ya life to people for building you up..beyonce got a couple of good songs..jay-z is glorifying his drug years..by still talking about it!! So you people aint ignorant, don't like somebody don't buy their music or go to a concert..and yes I agree..richer do get richer..so next time you gonna purchase something..think about the best charity in the world that benefits best..yourself inc..
You stars need to give at all times with the money us fans make you all give to those in need. Stop being greedy give to the needy
You said that Wendy ain t no black girl s name neither is Jessica
Using the word ain t i can tell that you re not Latina nor Italian your LINGUA sounds like a REDNECK LINGUA you give all women a bad name usually women have more class than you do.
GET OUT of that TRAILOR travel some more DISCOVER
To all the white people reading understand black americans built this country no other race so give credit where credit is due.
oh for crying out loud!!! STOP IT with the racial BS. it's 2011, let go of the past and work toward the future.
No, that would be middle class Americans, regardless of color. Fool.
Yeah right. Wendy ain't no black girls name.
Its funny how it is stated several times Jay-Z glorifies drugs and killing. One of the most famous american political families, the Kennedy's made its money from selling alcohol during prohibition. I believe that was very illegal. Many early nascar greats were moonshiners and are folk legends. Let a black man do it and he's evil. Warren buffet celebrated him as a good business man doesn't that lend any credibility to his business skills.
Beyonce ain't graciously giving away crap. Also let's play the race card. Africa has more natural resources than any other continent on earth. Seems like they coulda at least built something anything with all of that. Oh wait blame the white man. The white governments leave and what happens? Civil War and genocide on a scale not seen since Hitler. Guess the white folks are responsible for that as well.
II hate to actually say it but the white men did indeed played a large role in screwing up Africa the way it is today. More specifically the former British empire where they divided the nations amongst the many tribes and gave land to one over the other and sowing the hatred. The problem with Africa today stemmed mainly from tribal hatred and distrust of each and that is directly linked to ow the former colonial powers played one tribe over the other back in the day.
I say this as a non black African
Andrew, are you still considered an African American, even if you are not black?
Money must be made no matter how its made. If it means the destruction of another group or nation then let it be.
hate mongers media get of beyonce tail beyonce donated million and million to charity all the time did you all ask the us goverment the buniess to donate the money they get from gaddaefi god will protect beyonce from you hatters and meadia bey god and we your fans love you hate mongers you all will fale with hatness
yes but who will protect beyonce when its time for her to "pay the piper" for everything she's done in order to get to the top? hmmmmmmmm
Americans really are stupid. Who cares about Beyonce's money? Do you idiots not know how dirty all American money really is? America's history is founded on death and destruction and people are criticizing celebrities for performing for cruel leaders? Self righteous idiots. America is full of them.
and unfortunately there isn't much we here in america can do about that. but these entertainers can do something
and unfortunately there isn't much we here in america can do about that but these entertainers with their name and influence by choosing not to perform for these lowlives.
I wish someone would invent an app that would show d faces of ppl who submit comments on newsrooms so I can c what ignorance looks like
It already exists, it's called a mirror. Check it out.
I like (almost) all music. I don't care what they do with they're time or money as long as no 1 cares what I do with mine. p.s. death to Ghaddafi and all others colonial mentalist
They donate because they have no choice if they don't want to be dragged through the mud in the media. Quit using the words "generous" and "gracious" when describing celebrities. Especially those involved in any way with mainstream hip hop. You all are seriously deluded.
Wow u have nothing to do than write stuff?
Blacks go back to your motherland! thank you for picking my cotton but I have a tractor now!
@ billy for prez
Blackmen must be doing your sl...t sister alot that s probably why you re so bitter and do you belong in this Country yourself. You for Prez would be the worst thing humans since the dark ages would witness , crawl back in your cave in the South of Illinois. MORON
@ billy u need 2 grow tha f* up.. u think u belong here?? u can be racist all of ur life, but hate wont bring u far.. u must be insecure with yourself.. never been loved, or abused by your parents. do the world a favor, and instead of vocalizing your stupidity and lack of worth, just go ahead and do something beneficial. commit suicide.
I wonder how many of these people pointing fingers of accusation ever donate or do any kind of charitable work at all? Likewise the people who play the race card to make themselves a victim. I wonder what positive contribution YOU'VE made to society?
and i wonder how much beyonce is paying you to come here and defend her actions. pee-on.
I don't know why people keep donation towards Haiti, is not like the funds get to the people that need it anyways...
Shut your F.... mouth dumb@......
You American's are so Naive. The US government has actually supported the regimes of Libya and Egypt (and so many others) over the past decades – knowing full well how represive they are to their own people. Why are you so hard on some celebs just trying to earn a living – who aren't paid to understand world politics. Should the US government return all the monies they sent to these regimes over the past 30 years to charity as well? Give yourselves a shake you American slow-learning morons.
Canada's guilty there too, Jim. East Timor anyone? Suharto?
Thank you Jim for addressing the real issues...
IT STILL DOESN'T MAKE IT RIGHT. FURTHER MORE, BEYONCE SELLS OFF THIS IMAGE OF A PARK AVE PRINCESS WHO'S SO "NICE" AND SO "HUMBLE" AND YET SHE TURNS AROUND AND DOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS. PLEASE. IT JUST SHOWS HOW GREEDY FAKE AND FOUL SHE REALLY IS SO YES SHE DESERVES TO FEEL THE BRUNT OF IT DUE TO HER HOLIER THAN THOU IMAGE SO GET OVER IT.
An allegation of naivety is rich coming from a citizen of a country whose Armed Forces are the equivalent of the Boy Scouts in a world that has no shortage of dangerous countries with ill intent toward the West.
Let's face it, without America, Canada is occupied. Occupied by really any country that simply gave it a go.
Just the cold hard facts eh. Take your America blasts to a Canadian website. That's right, you guys devour our culture because you don;t have your own.
@ Christina: do your homework before you post lest you look foolish. Beyonce has given and given and given. The hip hop artists continuously give back. I know this and I'm a white grandma from the deep south.
no sweetheart you are tina knowles beyonce knowles ghetto tacky mama.
Beyonce sucks as far as giving money away. Her and all those stupid hip hop people give black people a bad name. Her dumb husband especially since they glorify drugs and that stupid lifestyle. They're known for their crappy talentless music but for giving? Not at all!
The majority of entertainers donate generously to charity, give back to the community they grew up in and develop creative ideas to help those less fortunate. They don't always announce the contributions because they just want to give back. Beyonce worked hard to build her career and has generously given back constantly throughout the years. You may not read about every contribution in the headlines, but then a positive story doesn't sell like as good as a scandal. Beyonce: GREAT JOB!
beyonce worked hard. honey, please do the world a favor and jump off a bridge and take this woman with you. this woman is everything thats wrong with the world and she makes black people look bad. oh god please just jump off a bridge now.
Puhleeze, definitely BS. How stupid do they think we are?
She's a liar she only person she gives to is her Fat Ass Talentless Self
at least she s got an @$$
are you jealous because you re a NOBODY
@king kardasian the herpes carrier:
quit worshiping someone who doesn't know you exist and who wouldn't give you a dime if she saw you poor and lying on the street.
I don't know why all these people when they're caught doing their nastiness they have to put their viper tongue on Haiti btw she is liar included the rest of the crew
America has given back to africa tenfold! In various forms through charities overseas and even here at home! Its called welfare and food stamps! Shut ur pie hole kayla!!!
The payment for their performance is one of the reasons the poor are becoming poorer while the rich are becoming richer by the day.
HEY kayla! Stop it wit the damn race card! what's done is done. Im so Fn' tired of people usin the race card. To me its reverse racism.
I'm extremely sick of that tired old worn-out race card, too. It's just more racism, no matter which race is the focus of the derision. It gets so old. I'm white, so what? Now go ahead and hate me for it. Tough if somebody has a problem with it.
People paid money to see them perform? I would ask for my money back. Btw...thank you black people for "building America", you can go back to that land you call Africa if you dont like it here.
and you can go back to Europe if give the native Americans their land back white trash.
Maybe she should start with not making her struggling backup dancers pay for their own travel. There's a good cause.
BWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA i agree!
Even if she didn't "donate" all the money, at least it was to support something other than a painful agenda. Some of that went to pay make-up, body guards, dancers, people other than Beyonce herself. Hate on her money, but she does not stand alone. When Charlie Sheen doesn't "work" 200 regular people are not paid.
WHO THE F@#$ CARES what furtado, Beyonce, etc. does with the money EARNED for the work. i dont.
i would have told nelly furtado to kiss my ass. bringing up a concert 2 yrs late. she did the same thing. performed & got paid. only question, who wants to see her??
Okay cuz her talents are ummmmm *MESSY* 2 me!
F* ¥ B and her camel cheap , fake husband
Publicity stunt. That's all.
IF THATZ THE CASE...WHO Iz AMERICAN???...AMERICA Iz FULL OF EVERY RACE ON EARTH..WHEN U PEOPLE REALizE WHO U OFFEND WITH THiz.MY COUNTRY..WE'RE BETTER..WE'RE ExEMPT..YEAH WE DID THiz BUT LOOK @ US NOW..THiZ COUNTRY WAS BUILT BY SLAVe BLOOD..NEVER FORGET THE CHILL U GET WHEN U SEE ME FACE TO FACE.OR WHEN U LOCK UR DOORz SCARED TO DEATH..IF U DID NOT HATE..U COULD RELATE...THAT MUTHA CRAzY U SAID...YEP...
Let's see, she makes a few million here and there, was going to donate a million to charity for tax write-off's anyway, just let's call that "donation" the ghadafi money donation. Meanwhile.... BAM... Sparkly New BENTLEY. She would have been better served if she just had her people shut up about it.
While its commendable she so graciously donated to the haitian relief fund, i truly doubt it had 1 iota to do with Libya. Convenient excuse is all. And race has 0 to do with, many caucasion & african artists celebs give graciously
SOOOOOOO WHAT..FAKE WANNA BEEzzzz...WHAT..LIKE OPRAH GIVE CHARITY TO THEM PIGz JUST TO LET THEM KNOW...STAY IN UR PLACE...SO STAY IN UR PLACE..STOP TRYING TO SEE ..WHERE YOUR EYez CAN'T FOLLOW..HER MONEY..GO TELL BUSH WHO WAS SITTING @ THE DINNER TABLE WITH BIN LADIN n FAMILY PLOTTING ON PUTTING A BLINDfOLD ON UR DUMB TAILz..LMFAO....WHAT!!!!
Rick, I speak Ebonics but I have no clue what you talkin about. Put down the pipe my brother
Only God can judge her what she doea with her money is her busnisse only i only hope she made the rigth choice.
Is that all of their asking price 1 millions bucks to sing a couple songs?!? I didnt think they were that good of artists.
Who cares what she did with the (blood) money AFTER the fact? The issue that I am most bothered by is that SHE PERFORMED FOR A MURDERER in the first place. That this didn't bother her in the least shows her true colors (pun intended). And, she now says she "donated" it (yeah, uh huh, sure), is too little too late. I aint buyin' it, or any more music from her, Mariah, Usher or ANYONE whose name comes up as having taken (blood) money from Ghadafi since the Lockerbie bombing. GREEDY GREEDY GREEDY. Hit 'em where it hurts – in their wallets.
Get a life...Beyonce is paid it takes a hater like u to be so ignorant...doesn't matter how the money was spent....im sure her talents soared over the pay price!
you don't like the truth so you're calling this person a hater. typical stan B.S that said, quit worshiping this *bleep* like she's god and like she's paying your bills.
also when she first performed people were saying how bad the family was and beyonce didn't care..she all about the Money
and that fact has never changed. beyonce and her family are still some of the dirtiest people you'd ever want to meet.
Jay-Z is a devil worshipper?? I'm a white hick from the corn fields of Southern Illinois and I ain't dumb enough to believe that $#!t.
He is, google the illuminati and you will find all kinds of hip hop r&b and athlete devil worshipers..
Yeah research masonic occult practices on the internet or books about the illuminati. You think there might be a reason he throws up the roc, which really is a pyramid.
Take a look at your $1 bill! You will find illuminati symbols wherever you look for them. Just cuz a bunch of junk pops up when you Google it, doesn't make it true honey!
Pull my pud with jello pudding pops duah!!
This is an attempt to FIX he reputation.
I don't blame her for trying but really, this is TOO LITTLE TO LATE-TO BELIEVE.
Show some receipts!!! LOL
Seriously, if she had donated the money why not SQUASH the rumors when it first hit MAINSTREAM NEWS???
I am calling BS on this. Apparently, now she does not want to be associated with a known terrorist but she certainly can take the money.
Why do people with limited or no money always try to find a reason for a wealthy person to have to spend thiers, get real people and get a life.
So...she's under fire for performing at a private party a few years ago, who just so happened to be affiliated with Ghadafi, and she's coming under fire for it?
Beyonce does donate all the time. I bet in additon to giving money to Haiti in 2010. People don't know that she opened up a job training program at the Phoenix House to help people coming out of rehab last year, too. She only talked about it once on tv. She didn't go all around to every station and magazine to let people know. She doesn't brag a whole lot about all the stuff she does for charity, like some celebrities. I guess it was necessary this time to let people know that the money had been put to good use. People forget that America has had diplomatic ties with Libya since '05 or '06, and it's a lot of American companies doing business with Libya. Yet I really hadn't heard about what the corporations need to do.
again. she donates because she thinks it will clear her guilty conscience.
I do not beleive she donated the money to charity and if so which one?
you must not have read the entire article!!!! Its listed clearly Clinton Bush Haiti Fund
also she may donate..but at the same time she ask way more than she gives
her and her husband worship the devil what do u expect???? a drug dealer and a harlot...did u see the shirt her husband has of jesus on fire...yeah
seriously, she's married to a guy who glorifies his past (present?) selling crack and cocaine to his own people and murdering them for fortunes, and what, she expects we will see her as an arbiter of morality?
she donated her $4million cadillac records movie check to charity also ...beyonce donates all the time the media just don't put it out there
and got back in taxes at the end of the year. that said, if she's really serious about helping and donating to others she would give some of her own money every once in awhile.
May I have your attention please....the race card has been played (sound of trumpet)
And it didn't take long did it. Because of course it is only we non-African people that are complaining.
Wow, that made no sense...I mean, none
So America's money isn't blood money?? ( stolen oil, drugs and slave money???) (smh LOL) That is the silliest mess that I have ever heard!! Most musicians give back anyways!!! But I hear noone in the "MEDIA" asking for the oil companies and corporations to give back anything.
Absolutely double standards!! When will white America give back the riches they stole from Africa to build up America and the Europeans countries???
The American media loves to talk with a forked tongue about other leaders vs our own leaders and agenda...... HYPOCRITES!!!!!!! Most of the educated world recognizes the invasion of Iraq as illegal. Are we going to call all those bands and artisits out who sang at the military bases?
AMERICA WAS BUILT BY SLAVES AND FUNDED BY DRUGS & WARS..... AKA BLOOD MONEY!!!
And for those who don't know, Beyonce does donate a lot to a variey of charities.
Kayla, we acknowledge America's past. By acknowledging it, we have atoned for it, and it is inappropriate to villify the American people now.
Now, get on your knees, Kayla. Kowtow to us, now.
Check your stats. Republicans, including many of those "evil" corporate bosses, give back a higher percentage of their earnings to charitable causes than those on the left. You just don't hear as much about it in public discourse because athletes and entertainers are more interesting than suits.
On the other hand all of the slaves decendants could be still in Africa fighting losing wars against other counties/tribes/rebellions or they could be dying of aids... Looks a little better down the road being here doesn't it? Stop villifying our ancestors for what they have done and look at the other sides of things. Slavery sucked I am first to admit that, but now african americans practically own american sports, stop whining about reparation and maybe be a little less selfish among yourselves and share the riches, buy your own damn country and stop all the complaining. Po
This is a pretty silly simplified argument. Many coorporations and CEOs give far more than musicians. You just see artists working the phones for a disaster relief drive and think they are so wonderful.
If you actually want to know how much they give back, go online and research it yourself. You won't be able to sit on your couch and hear about it if that's all the effort you are willing to put in to verify your wild claims.
As far as Iraq, it wasn't illegal either. There were a number of UN resolutions authorizing use of force. You can look those up too online...just a little bit of effort.
Whether we should have gone to Iraq is a different question. But illegal, it was not.
America was built by a lot of people: Chinese, Irish, Italians and Africans etc etc
Actually, Africa was decimated under European colonialism. And check UN Resolution 687 regarding the legality of the Iraq War.
Kayla sounds like she is unhappy and needs to blame others. Don't blame America's past for you not living the life you want. It only takes a little hard work. Go on give it a try.
do the world a favor and go back to running the site you had to kiss beyonces ass to have.
Hey Kayla spend some more time in the classroom. Europeans populated the colonies with slaves purchased from the Muslim traders in Africa. You are an ignorant dum@ss.
Actually, America was built by the Italians and Irish.
What Kayla Posted is 100% true. Every Country, Ruler, Leader , Government, what have you..., are guilty of CORRUPTION, Mismanagement, and Abuse . Blood money is what EVERY Nation, country, particularly America have been Built on. The only differences with America and Libya ( or any other Governments for that matter) is that America Makes her policies look more polished.
As much blood that are on the hands of America they have no right to speak. Truly No Nation on earth have the Right to Speak. So lets Not play Holy.
Stolen oil? If that's what we stole let's give it back... just sayin
Why does it matter ? if she says she donated it then she donated it ...
that is a grown ass woman ,she does not need to explain herself to anyone.
why slam her for earning money for her stardom and talents ... yes the situation is controversial but that is her business and everyone trying to slam her is not going to change the situation
If you were Beyonce would you perform at Hitlers Mansion? That's the principle they're getting at. Someone famous, doing ANYTHING for money.
That is funny, Kansas, what a lame state.
She donated the money then (whihc is commendable) and now is saying it was from Gadhafi (whihc is a lie)
learn 2 spell *Which* and then complain about someone's donations...
Neil, your from Kansas WHICH is sad
B to the S - the word is "you're", as in, you're from Kansas.
I agree, and i think she needs to donate the million she was paid.
Really @RS? Have you heard of the Phoenix House, Ronald McDonlad House, Make A Wish? All of which she has contributed to over the years.
It sounds like BS to me 2.....
In fact Beyonce is never associated with any charity organizations that I've ever read about.
Just because Beyonce doesn't ANNOUNCE every charity she has done, does not mean she hasn't. And yout quite delusional because Beyonce has had very successful charities over her 14 year career.
It is widely known throughout the Houston, Texas metroplex of almost 5 million people that Beyonce runs a home near downtown, under the Pierce elevated section of Hwy 45, for runaway teenagers. It was a run down building for decades until she revamped it and turned it into a hotel style home for the needy. She did this early on in her career. She is from Houston and decided back in her early days to start giving back to this city. Residents can find her working there on many days throughout the year.
She does charity because she thinks it will clear her guilty conscience of all the nasty things she has done in order to get where she is.
maybe you should read more than idiot. beyonce has many charities. stop judging her so harshly and go see the many ways she has helped people of this world , with the amount donated it is literally hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, how many have you helped besides yourself?
You're an idiot and I don't even listen to her music. Who in the right mind makes 20+ million/year w/o some kind of association to a charity. Like you've spent months doing the research. CNN: I have to no problem with comments being moderated.
Story sounds like BS to me........I'm calling BS.
Sound like a fair bet. BS it is!
It's probably not BS, but it still stinks. She would have gotten nearly 50% of the "donation" back in tax benefits. She still walked off with half that blood money.
the important part of the story is that lousiana must be fixed, the poor and unhoused in the us are taken care of, and no one is going hungry here in america.....or else why would she donate the money to haiti?
The point is...this women doesn't need the money. With her wealth she has the CHOICE to say no – unless of course she felt threathen. I am sick that she and others took money from him. I always figured that with great wealth comes freedom to walk away from dirtbags. I guess I was wrong!
I agree...this sounds like BS
Shame on all you. You're being biased based only on her wealth. Maybe it's possible she really didn't know that that money came from such dirtied hands. And either way, it was spent to help save lives. What more could you really ask?
I call that too.... I love BEYONCE, however, this was truly a bad thing to do. I'm sorry but I have to say BOO BEYONCE
Agree. I think it was most likely "donated" to some fancy designer...
Would she shake her stuff for the Klan? Or Hitler per chance if he still lived? Her music does not impress me.
I heard she was smart.
This article is a little disturbing. "I already donated that Gadhafi money" is not a statement that Mrs. Carter made. It is a snarkey sentence that reveals this is how the author thinks Mrs Carter would speak. It is stereotypical sassy black woman dialect. CNN should screen articles like this.
Yep... definitely BS. Having money and having no idea where it comes from is no excuse. You sleep with dogs you get fleas.
I am absolutley distraught right now to see all the murder and killing of innocent people that is occuring in Africa as we speak. I am friends with the queen of Africa and have spoken to her lately about her people and how she hurts for the pain in her country is overwhelming and there is no help on it's way. I then tell her that we as Americans do care about her people and that we would love to help. Then I come on to this web site where you would think the most compassion should be found for the people of Africa and the struggles they are faced with. and I am reading about racist people in our own country and people discussing acters and actresses, and Charlie's Tiger Blood. Lets talk about REAL BLOOD blood that is being shed every day that is of human beings with hearts and souls. Of young children being left to survive on their own because they watched their mothers heads get blown off right in front of them. This is real.......Are we that selfish as a nation to be so overwhelmed with tabloids and TMZ to atleast not stop and pray for those people who are being killed because one person thought they were "god" and decided who he wants to kill and who he doesn't? I could not be any more proud to be an American and to be the grandson of a world war 2 vetran. But lately I am sadend, by our countries lack of compassion for things that are real. We don't know whats going on in Libiya but we know every cast member from the jersey shore? Who are we? we are democrats? we are republicans? we are racist? we are biggots? we are run by the media and tabloids and our morals are based on MTV and POP culture? I think we are more than that. I think we are people of compassion, people of dignity, people of special talents that we bog down with usless information about other humans that are just blessed in differant ways then us. Can today we put reality TV aside? can we forget about charlie sheen and his "godesses" for one second? Can we atleast as individuals stop and pray for those poor people that are being maimed and murdered in Africa? Rise Up America........ Be better than we have been. Get involved with Humanity....in our local neighbor hoods and world wide....Some day when our littel run is over...We will be judged and we will be tested....and pop culture will not be on the the test....some of us will fail.....and some of us will truley undertand what "Winning" is all about. One Love Under One Sky– Jerome
I call BS on this as well, I also hope parents will stop letting there kids buy her crap after this.
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