In the wake of the controversy surrounding American artists playing private parties held by the Gaddafi family, Beyonce, who played a million dollar gig for the family back in 2009, has finally spoken up. Issuing a statement to the Associated Press, Beyonce’s publicist, Yvette Noel-Schure, says the money her client earned for her performance was donated to the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund over a year ago.
“All monies paid to Beyonce for her performance at a private party at Nikki Beach St Barts on New Year’s Eve 2009… were donated to the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti over a year ago,” she said. “Once it became known the third party promoter was linked to the (Gaddafi) family, the decision was made to put that payment to a good cause.” Ms Noel-Schure says the donated money included payments to Beyonce’s booking agency.
A spokesperson for the fund confirmed that Beyonce did give $1 million to the Clinton Foundation, which was accepting donations for Haiti relief, in the first few weeks after the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the small country.
So there you have, Beyonce donated her meager earnings. Now, if the media would only start paying attention to reported American billionaires who were also at the party, and more than likely there to do business with the Kaddafi family.