Press Trust of India
September 16, 2012 17:24 IST
Nelly Furtado received the cash for a private 45-minute show
Pop singer Nelly Furtado has finally
donated to a children's charity the USD 1 million she received
for performing for Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's family in
The Canadian star, 32, received the cash for a private
45-minute show in front of the dictator's clan at a hotel in
Italy, but the Libyan revolution made her realise she
shouldn't keep the money, reported Daily Mail.
"In 2007 I was paid to perform for members of Colonel
Gaddafi's family at a hotel in Italy. Recently I donated the
USD 1 million fee to the Free the Children charity. It was the
first private show I'd ever done and I wasn't really aware
whom I was performing for.
"Straight after the show I had a strange feeling that
something wasn't right. It was only when the revolution was
taking place in Libya that I started educating myself about
the country and its rulers. That's when I realised that I had
to make amends," said Furtado.