Singer To Donate Million From Gaddafi Gig

Singer Nelly Furtado has vowed to give away $1m she received to perform for the family of Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Singer Nelly Furtado performs onstage during the 11th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 11, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada
The pop singer performing at the 2010 Latin Grammy awards in Las Vegas
Colonel Gaddafi has faced international condemnation for the violence used to quell a popular uprising.
Nelly Furtado, a Canadian singer whose hits include I'm Like a Bird and Promiscuous, used the social network site Twitter to reveal her decision.
"In 2007, I received $1 million from the Gaddafi clan to perform a 45 min show for guests at a hotel in Italy," she wrote.
"I am going to donate the $".
It has not been confirmed which group will benefit from Furtado's donation.
Libyan National Security Adviser Mutassim-Billah Gaddafi, son of Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi 2008
The dictator's son Muatassim's is known to throw extravagant New Year parties
Her decision to give away the cash has turned the spotlight on other pop stars who have performed at parties for the sons of Col Gaddafi on the Caribbean island of St Barts.
They include Mariah Carey, Beyonce and Usher.
Furtado first rose to fame with the 2000 album Whoa, Nelly!.
She also appeared in the 2008 movie Max Payne.

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