Mariah Carey is under fire recently after a performance in Angola. She was paid $1 million for her performance.
The R&B diva performed a two hour concert for Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos last Sunday, December 15. The human rights groups are not happy with Mariah’s performance.
The Human Rights Foundation president Thor Halvorssen states, “it is the sad spectacle of an international artist purchased by a ruthless police state to entertain and whitewash the father-daughter klepocracy that has amassed billions in ill-gotten wealth while the majority of Angola lives on less than $2 a day.”
This is not Mariah’s first time doing a performance for a dictator. Mariah had to issue an apology for taking on a gig to perform for Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi five years ago. He was later taken out of power and killed during the Arab rebellion in 2011.
Thor adds, “Mariah Carey can’t seem to get enough dictator cash. Just five years ago she performed for the family of Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi. Now, she goes from private performances to public displays of support and credibility for one of Africa’s chief human rights violators and most corrupt tyrants.”