Usher donates Gaddafi gig money to charity

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 06, 2011 11:20 hrs

London, March 6 (IANS) Singer Usher has donated all the money he got for performing in a private party thrown by Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son.

The 2009 New Year's Eve party was hosted by the dictator's son, Muatassim Gaddafi, on the Caribbean island of St.Barts and a number of stars, including Beyonce Knowles, Mariah Carey and Nelly Furtado had performed there.

However, after the uprising in the country and Gaddafi's refusal to quit as leader, all three singers have donated their fees for good causes. And the latest to join the list is Usher, who has also vowed to give the cash to charity, reports contactmusic.com.

'I am sincerely troubled to learn about the circumstances surrounding the Nikki Beach St. Bart's event that took place on New Year's Eve 2009. I will be donating all of my personal proceeds from that event to various human rights organisations,' Usher said in a statement.

Abc news reports that Usher's representative has insisted the star has already made a donation to Amnesty International and will continue to hand cash to other human rights charities throughout the year.



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