Did Beyonce Knowles and Mariah Carey earn ‘Blood Money’ from Gaddafi?

February 23, 2011

News stories are firming up a report that singers like Mariah Carey and Beyonce Knowles earned big bucks performing for some of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi′s four sons. Hannibal Gaddafi threw a star-studded bash on St. Bart′s this past New Year. Beyonce is rumored to have earned as much as $2 million dollars. Other A-list guests at Hannibal Gaddafi′s party included Lindsay Lohan, Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, Usher and Jon Bon Jovi. While these guests may not have been paid in cash, they certainly had a good time, at the expense of the oppressed people of Libya. A similar party thrown by another son, Seif Gaddafi, in 2009 earned Mariah Carey $1 million dollars for singing four songs.

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Reports are that Beyonce Knowles may have earned as much as $2 million dollars for performing at a private party in St. Barts thrown by one of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi′s sons.

The lavish life styles of Muammar Gaddafi and his family are well known. His sons are often seen at every posh resort and casino in the world, throwing money around like wedding rice. Libya is a member of OPEC and produces about 1.6 million barrels of oil per day, at least they did prior to the current unrest. While their output only represents a bit over 2% of the world′s total oil production, Libyan oil is high-grade sweet light crude. Making it easier to refine and more desirable. About 90% of their oil goes directly to Europe, mostly through an undersea pipeline to Italy.

One has to question the morals and ethics of singers like Mariah Carey and Beyonce for accepting such huge paychecks and performing at private parties for tyrants. While these performances happened before the current wave of violence, Libya has a long track record of terror and oppression. Muammar Gaddafi is said to have funded the terrorist attack during the 1972 Olympic Games in Germany. He was also implicated in a terrorist bombing at a Berlin night club in 1986 and the Lockerbie bombing which brought down Pam Am 103 killing nearly 300 people, including 11 residents of Lockerbie, Scotland. More recently in 2005 and 2007, Libya was cited in two human rights reports for having an oppressive regime.

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7 Responses to “Did Beyonce Knowles and Mariah Carey earn ‘Blood Money’ from Gaddafi?”

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    Anastasia Beaverhausen Says:

    One has to question the morals and ethics of a “news site” that does not contact publicists, run fact checks, or at least conduct a Google search. The party was hosted by Muatsim-Billah Gaddafi, not his brother Moutassim Bilal “Hannibal” Gaddafi, as reported in the press over a year ago. This rumor was squashed over a year ago and there were other celebrities in attendance at this ANNUAL event. One can assume that the only reason this is being rehashed a year later (with Beyonce and Mariah’s name in the headline) is do drum up some quick and cheap publicity for this “news site”.

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    Shelia Says:

    President George Bush reestablished full diplomatic ties with Libya in the mid-2000s, and up to now we still have diplomatic ties to them. A lot of European countries did it in the early 2000s. There are a lot of American and European countries doing business with Libya ever since then. I’m sure you give them money out of your pocket for oil because I know BP is one of the main companies over there. So I can hardly worry about a couple of singers that only performed for his son and probably don’t follow politics that closely.

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    tahoegeminii Says:

    YES they did!!! Naomi Campbell had to go to trial for accepting the “blood diamonds” and preforming for these monsters is pathetic-I’m sure Mariah’s biggest bee-yotch about this story is why Beyonce got $2 mil and she only got $1mill-these 2 go around saying how much they love dogs and kids all the time and isn’t Mariah doing some “save the world” video? Her message to get OTHER people to do something about charity-while her big “contribution ” is to sit in a recording studio having a little production party with a bunch of other poser do-gooders and be waited on and fawned over-it is just another excuse for her to act like a self entitled diva and pretend she is so involved-but performing at the tyrants party and being paid from the misery of the Libyan people makes her VERY involved with the perpetuating of suffering in this world-good job Mariah you 2-faced self absorbed poser piece of crud-maybe you should have adopted some poor libyan orphans instead of spending millions on the Dr. Frankenstiens to put some science experiment up her wa-yoo-and the 1.5 mill on the gold plated nursery-just think what the millions she has spent on fertilization procedure, the nursery and the million of blood money could do for Libya-and she could have adopted as many orphans as she wanted-that might have actually been helping someone in need out-so shut up you lying mouth Mariah and if you want to change the world put your money where your mouth is because you screeching out another rerun Dr. Luke song is not helping anyone but yourself-

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    magic Says:

    So beyonce and Maria are prostitutes for arab rich money. what else is new. once a prostitute, always a prostitute.

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    Yasmeen Says:

    @Anastasia – Muatsim-Billah Gaddafi is Ghaddafi’s fourth son, Hanibal is his fifth son. So the performance was for one of Ghaddafi’s sons, just not the son first reported. Does this make it better?

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    Wilburn Janis Says:

    Howdy! Handy blog, Thanks.

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    Pale Horse Says:

    So American money isn’t blood, oil and/or drug money??? (smh LOL) That is the silliest mess that I have ever heard!! Most musicians give back anyways!!! But I hear noone asking for the oil companies and corporations to do 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?