TORONTO – Canadian pop singer Nelly Furtado says she was paid $1 million to perform for members of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's "clan" in 2007, but she now intends to donate the money to charity.
While other stars who reportedly performed for Gadhafi's family have kept mum, Furtado volunteered the information about her performance on Twitter.
"In 2007, I received 1million$ from the (Gadhafi) clan to perform a 45 min. Show for guests at a hotel in Italy," she wrote on Monday. "I am going to donate the $."
Beyonce and Usher reportedly performed at a New Year's Eve party for Gadhafi's son Muatassim on the Caribbean island of St. Barts, while R&B singer Mariah Carey was hired to sing at a previous New Year's bash.