I’ve given £1m I was paid to sing for Gaddafi to charity, says Nelly Furtado

London: Nelly Furtado has revealed that she has donated the money she was paid in 2007 to perform for the late Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi’s family to charity.

“In 2007 I was paid to perform for members of Colonel Gaddafi’s family at a hotel in Italy,” the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.

“Recently I donated the 1-million-dollar fee to the Free the Children charity. It was the first private show I’d ever done and I wasn’t really aware whom I was performing for.

“Straight after the show I had a strange feeling that something wasn’t right.

“It was only when the revolution was taking place in Libya that I started educating myself about the country and its rulers. That’s when I realised that I had to make amends,” she added.


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