Mariah Carey made waves in 2008 when she played a gig for Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and the dictator circuit really seems to be paying off. Florida Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen has called out Carey on her most recent gig, this time for Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who is accused of ordering the deaths of politicians, journalists and activists who protested his rule.
The Human Rights Foundation also slammed Carey, writing in a statement, “Mariah Carey can’t seem to get enough dictator cash, reportedly more than $1 million this time.”
Carey’s manager, Jermaine Dupri, isn’t apologizing for the gig, telling the New York Post that President Obama did the same thing (without the singing). “The president of the United States took pictures with this guy’s daughter and congratulated this man on his many years of being in office. If he can rub shoulders with these people than why is Mariah Carey being accused of doing something wrong?”
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