Beyonce: I Donated Qaddafi Money to Haiti

Entertainment Mar. 2, 2011 AT 7:13PM
Beyonce: I Donated Qaddafi Money to Haiti Credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Beyonce's hands are clean.

After a recent RollingStone.com article urged the 29-year-old "Halo" singer to return the money she was paid to perform for family members of Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi in 2009, Beyonce's rep tells UsMagazine.com that the matter has been resolved.

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"All monies paid to Beyonce for her performance at a private party at Nikki Beach St. Barts on New Year's Eve 2009, including the commissions paid to her booking agency, were donated to the earthquake relief efforts for Haiti over a year ago," her publicist tells Us.

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"Once it became known that the third party promoter was linked to the Qaddafi family, the decision was made to put that payment to a good cause."

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Fellow singer Mariah Carey, 40, received $1 million for a lavish New Year's Eve bash in St. Barts, where she performed for Qaddafi's son, Muatassim, Libya's national security adviser. Usher, 32, also earned an undisclosed amount for performing on the same Caribbean island.

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