The rapper Nicki Minaj has been slammed by human rights activists for performing for an allegedly inhumane dictator.
Minaj picked up 2 million dollars to perform for President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, the 73-year old Angolan leader accused of subjecting his people to a life of horror during his reign.
Ignoring the pleas of human rights activists who urged her to cancel the show she had created for he and his comrades the entertainer performed a set made up of her biggest hits as more than a third of the country’s population “live” beneath the poverty line…earning $2 and under a day.
The Daily Mail adds:
Since becoming president of Angola in 1979, dos Santos has allegedly amassed an incredible amount of money in assets by taking control of several emerging companies and industries.
However, once it was made illegal for the president to have financial holding in companies and organizations by the Angolan Parliament, dos Santos allegedly began arranging for his daughter, Isabel dos Santos, to receive the assets.
According to Forbes, she is Africa’s first billionaire and the richest woman on the entire continent.
Human rights groups claimed that Minaj’s presence in Angola could be regarded as ‘an endorsement’ of the president’s authoritarian rule and have accused the singer of ‘callously taking money from a dictator.’
The distressed Human Rights Foundation president Thor Halvorssen had this to say when he learned of Minaj’s performance:
Nicki Minaj is a global artist.
There is no good reason for her to do business with the corrupt Angolan dictatorship and endorse the ruler’s family company.