Beyoncé recently came under fire for receiving $1 million for a private New Years Eve 2009 concert she performed for the son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Beyoncé is now claiming that she donated the money she received to Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
A statement released by Beyoncé’s spokesperson, Yvette Noel-Schure, appeared on the Huffington Post:
All monies paid to Beyoncé 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 in Haiti, over a year ago. 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.