Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Negros Performing For Terrorists… CONFIRMED: Beyoncé Sings For Gaddafi’s Son on New Year’s

On Sunday, Mediaite reported that singer Beyoncé Knowles had given a private New Year’s Eve performance for an exclusive crowd in St. Barth — and made the case that she had performed and been paid by relatives of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi (variously known as Khadafy, Qaddafi, Quadhafi and more). Atlanta-based blogger Necole Bitchie reported a $2 million fee; the UK Mirror reported a “six-figure sum” and yesterday Media Takeout made the same claim, repeating the $2 million number and confirming the Gaddafi-hosted party from a guest who was there (hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons also placed Beyoncé at a “Khadafy party.” Today Page Six confirms our original report, with one new piece of information: the party was thrown by Moutassim Gaddafi, known as Hannibal, son of the Libyan dictator who less than a week before made headlines for allegedly attacking his wife in a London hotel.

Page Six notes — as we did! — that Beyoncé’s sang five songs for a crowd that included her husband Jay-Z, Microsoft founder Paul Allen, Lindsay Lohan and Usher (who also did the New Year’s countdown); Jon Bon Jovi, Simmons, supermodels Miranda Kerr and Victoria Slivstedt and BET founder Bob Johnson. Page Six could not confirm the rumored $2 million sum cited elsewher, but did note (again as we did) Mariah Carey’s reported $1-million payday for the same gig last year.

Last year’s party, it should be noted, was thrown by Hannibal’s brother Saif Gaddafi, who this year was reportedly in New Zealand. Page Six has a lovely rundown of Hannibal’s seemingly frequent bouts of violence and reckless behavior. Odds are Beyoncé probably didn’t see his halo.

It should be noted that Jay-Z also reportedly joined Carey last year in performing for the Gaddafi party, and that there was no backlash for either of them (indeed, Carey went on 20 days later to sing for President Obama’s inauguration — as did Beyoncé). However, this year Gaddafi’s history of terrorism has come to the fore with the release of Lockerbie bomber Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrah, the Libyan convicted of setting the bomb that took down Pan Am 103. Gaddafi and Libya accepted responsibility for the bombing in 2004, and has paid millions of dollars in reparations to the victims’ families.

More information on the Gaddafi family and Beyoncé’s performance on New Year’s can be found here. Reps for Beyoncé and Nikki Beach did not respond to queries from Mediaite or Page Six.

Beyoncé New Year’s Eve: Performing For Gaddafi Family? [Mediaite]'

Beyoncé New Years Rumors Continue: One More Link To Gaddafi Family [Mediaite]

In Beyoncé’s New Year’s Audience: Russell Simmons, Tweeting About “Khadafy Party” [Mediaite]


PeggyU said...

Gah, that Gaddafi has to be the ugliest man on the planet. Well, I thought that and then I remembered Henry Waxman. And now I am trying to picture what you would get if you mixed them together.

Anonymous said...

They Say BEYONCE sang for a "TERRORIST" . I say she drained $2 million from a terrorist organization on new years eve ! While yall niggz wuz in the liquor store GIVING the arabs money! ... I salute you BEY HOVA


PeggyU said...

Anon: Yeah, I kind of thought about it that way too. A couple million less to spend on terrorists.

Gaius Lawrenitis Negris said...

You know I must admit that is a great observation.

If terrorist are spending money on singers, dancers, hookers and other assorted entertainers than they can’t be busy blowing people up.
Ok I can deal wit that.