Beyonce: No performance in Kazakhstan
September 3rd, 2013
04:57 PM ET

Beyonce: No performance in Kazakhstan

A rep for Beyonce has set the record straight regarding reports she performed this past weekend for a relative of Kazakhstan’s president.

According to The New York Times rapper Kanye West gave a performance as part of the wedding celebration of the grandson of President Nursultan Nazarbayev. British publication "The Independent" reported that "Human Rights Watch has singled out Kazakhstan for its 'serious and deteriorating human rights situation.'" West has not spoken publicly about the alleged performance.

When reports started surfacing that Beyonce had also performed, the singer's rep explained that there was no way she could have been there as she was headlining husband JAY Z's "Made In America" concert which he hosted with Budweiser in Philadelphia.

"She was in the US as the headliner at the Made In America Festival last Saturday in Philadelphia then spent the weekend in Philly to attend the festival on Sunday," her spokesperson said.

Filed under: Beyonce • Celebrities • Kanye West

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  1. Arker

    ..............M.A.P for you man!!! i am not paid by goverment as you think. I say more to u that I also criticizing my goverment. I `m sorry when i read comments from west countries that people in kazakhstan live poor and don`t free..... Yes we have problems as others countries. I respect american people...but what happens last 3-5 yers in the is awful. many incidents of shooting by young people. Just come and shoot ordinary people who were going watch the film in the cinema.....cause he think he is a film hero man with a gun. ........
    I`m not going argue. It just my opinion .

    September 6, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • M.A.P.

      I totally agree with you – I am anti gun. I do not believe it is a "god given right" to have a gun and I think the mass shootings in America are more brutal and frequent than other countries (I am not a US citizen or resident). I do not mean to offend you or diss your country, I'm sure there are many good things about KZ and it is improving, however I still do not think it is appropriate for Kanye to accept a large fat paycheck from the political class in that country. They should be spending their money on improving conditions for citizens like YOU!

      September 8, 2013 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Arker

    o my god!!! what i see?!! there is a few people who belive that Republic of kazakhstan its a poor and non democratic country. I am a citizen of Kazakhstan. I have to say .....all negative states(stories) about dictator president, that there are no human is not true. Our people live ok and feels comfortable themself. there are many nationals who were born and live in Kz. we kazakh people treat them with respects and love. They like our seconds brothers .
    I love this country.....where i can visit my friends with out any invitation.....relaxing drinking hot tea and discussing the native, world problem.
    i get my pardon for my english!!!

    September 6, 2013 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sherri

    We have some serious spammers on this site. Click 'report abuse' every time you see their posts. Maybe we can get them off for good. One is advertising a dating site, every day, on every story on this site.

    September 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. M.A.P.

    All performers who take themselves seriously should sign a contract to promise they will never perform for dictators in some of these countries. Beyonce has already previously played for Gadaahfi and relatives of Castro. She is a clueless eeediot for doing so. Losing respect for any of these celebs that simply dont care where their millions come from as other people starve and are sent to jail for nothing. Nice work, B.

    September 4, 2013 at 6:31 am | Report abuse |

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