Rolling Stone Magazine is reporting that Nelly Furtado will donate the money she was paid to play at a Gaddafi family event to charity.
Members of the music industry are urging artists such as Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Usher and 50 Cent to donate to charity the money they made performing at private parties for members of Moammar Gaddafi's family.
So far only Nelly Furtado has responded to the requests.
On Monday Nelly Furtado tweeted that she played a show for the Gaddafi family four years ago.
In 2007, I received 1million$ from the Gaddafi clan to perform a 45 min. show for guests at a hotel in Italy. I am going to donate the $, she tweeted.
The New York Times reported that Gaddafi's son Muatassim, Libya's national security adviser, hired Beyoncé and Usher to perform at his New Year's Eve party in St. Barts. Gaddafi's other son, Seif al-Islam el-Gaddafi, allegedly paid singer Mariah Carey $1-million to sing four songs at last year's New Year's party in St. Barts.
Buck Williams, an agent for R.E.M. said, If it were me, it would go to charity.
David T. Viecelli, agent for Arcade Fire added, Hopefully donate it to a charity that somehow assists some of the people who have suffered in the hands of the regime.