.

Nelly Furtado Donates $1 Million Of Qaddafi Money To Charity

Beyonce, Usher, 50 Cent and Mariah Carey haven't commented on whether they'll do the same

February 28, 2011 4:20 PM ET
Nelly Furtado perfoming in 2007.
Nelly Furtado perfoming in 2007.
Morena Brengola/Getty

Members of the music industry are calling on Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Usher and 50 Cent to donate to charity the money they had made by performing private gigs for family members of Libyan dictator Muammar el-Qaddafi. So far none of them have commented on the matter, but earlier today Nelly Furtado tweeted that that she played a show for the Qaddafi family four years ago - and she's going to give the money to charity.

"In 2007, I received 1million$ from the Qaddafi clan to perform a 45 min. Show for guests at a hotel in Italy," she Tweeted. "I am going to donate the $."

Previously: Mariah, Beyoncé, Usher Face Calls To Donate Qaddafi Money to Charity

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Nightshift”

The Commodores | 1984

The year after soul legends Marvin Gaye and Jackie Wilson died, songwriter Dennis Lambert asked members of the Commodores to give him a tape of ideas. "And the one from Walter Orange has this wonderful bass line," said co-writer Franne Golde. "Plus the lyric, 'Marvin, he was a friend of mine' ... Within 10 minutes, we had decided it should be something like a modern R&B version of 'Rock 'n' Roll Heaven,' and I just said, 'Nightshift.'" This tribute to the recently deceased musicians was the band's only hit without Lionel Richie, who had left for a solo career.

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com