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Beyonce's $2M New Year's Eve: Singing for Moammar Kadafi's son and friends in St. Barth [Updated]

Beyonce For New Year's Eve, Vince Vaughn was in ChicagoFergie and Josh Duhamel were in Las Vegas; Lady Gaga was in Miami. And Beyonce was -- performing for the son of Libyan dictator Moammar Kadafi?

We kid you not -- nor does Mediaite, in its detailed take on the singer's five-song performance at Nikki Beach in St. Barth.

[Updated at 10:33 a.m. Jan 6: Also on New Year's Eve, after the Nikki Beach gig, Beyonce performed for Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich -- see below, it's the same guy-- at his lavish party.]

As pointed out by Mediaite, Moutassim Kadafi, aka Hannibal, has something in common with Charlie Sheen -- a Christmas visit from the cops.

More than a few folks think Beyonce's decision to play the "private party" wasn't cool at all. As Hot Air points out, the U.S. now recognizes Libya, but there are still, ahem, rough spots in the international relationship. Open arms for the Lockerbie bomber, anyone?

Given Beyonce and Jay-Z's means, you'd think that $2 million wouldn't speak quite so loudly. Maybe that Russian billionaire really rattled them.

[For the record, 10:35 a.m. Jan. 6: A previous version of this post stated on New Year's Eve 2008, "Mariah Carey played a similar gig thrown by brother Saif Kadafi -- albeit for a cut-rate price of $1 million," and linked to an article with that erroneous information. Saif Kadafi was not in St. Barth on New Year's Eve 2008 and did not pay Carey to perform.]

Also among those at the party? Jon Bon Jovi, Lindsay Lohan, BET founder Bob Johnson and Usher.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Beyonce in New York on Dec. 8, 2009. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press.

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Maybe she would play for hitler for $3 million if he was still around - she makes me sick

I have lost the tiny shred of respect I had for Beyonce. Beyonce sings about female empowerment and then performs for a wife-abusing son of a terrorist. She's just a greedy hypocrite.

Remember when everyone called Jackie O a "ho" for marrying Onassis?
This is WAY worse! She is the Big O Ho to the Terror Community.
I am sure her mother is very proud of her little darling.

She will sing for Osama in a cave for the same amount of money.

Beyonce looks good in fur and she know's how to shake it!

I will not listen or buy any of her music. She's a phony and probably too stupid to know what her acceptance to perform meant. The old rapper she is married to should have opened his big mouth!! Both discussing..

NOW I KNOW BEYONCE IS NOT HARD UP FOR MONEY; THIS MAN IS CRAZY AND IF BEYONCE WOULD KEEP UP WITH THE CURRENT EVENTS SHE WOULD HAVE KNOWN NOT TO PERFORM FOR THIS PIECE OF CRAP OR SHE COULD HAVE ATTENDED AND NOT PERFORM. THIS GOES TO SHOW THAT SHE WILL DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY; MONEY IS THE EVIL ALL ROOT. I WILL NEVER ANYTHING OF HERS AGAIN; STAY OVER THERE WITH MOAMMAR KADAFI BEYONC!!!!!!

she should have banked the cash and then did the gig in a burqa.

WTF is wrong with these people? I thought Washington was corrupt - this takes the cake. Sad, Mariah has a fine voice, but entertaining Moutassim Kadafi is too low. They go in the same bucket as Sen Ensign, Wall Street and the airline bomber guy. And these folks
...Also among those at the party? Jon Bon Jovi, Lindsay Lohan, BET founder Bob Johnson and Usher.
now have zero respect from me, same as someone throwing a barbeque for Tim McVeigh.

she is a greedy person!

why be would you in your wild dreams do this. is two million worth the blood that was done by this man. you are an american please tell me this isnt true. are you going to give the money you made to the family that their love ones died by his hand

It's official--she will do anything for money. For shame! What a disgrace for Houston, Texas.

Yeah and I thing all GOP'ers are standard bearers and people of principle who would never stoop for the all mighty dollar. You people are nuts. The Bush's prosituted themselve for Osama Ben and not one squeek form you mutts but let a singer actress entertain for a third world dictator who once was sucked up to by our nations leaders and no holds bars insults rain down.
Beyonce I don't own a CD you ever made but I have the greatest respect for you to stand in the face of venomous rants and help to bridge gaps that no bomb or espionage act has ever done to foster a hope for real change.

sold their souls, not just the performers
but the attendees too

This is exactly why these middle east countries have no respect 4 us.When high profile people like Beyonce will do something like this 4 money,it just makes the rest of us look shallow and self-serving.They kill our soldiers and innocent civilians and she goes over there and entertains them.I sure she partied with them 2.She should get her priorities straight.People need 2 boycot her music.

Who's next on her concert agenda? War criminals? Bush? Cheney? John Yoo?

YOU GO GIRL I TELL EVERYBODY IF YOU FOLLOW THE CROWD YOU CANT BE A LEADER AND BEYONCE YOU DONT FOLLOW THE CROWD SO LEAD ON HONEY WITH YOUR UNUSUAL LONG HAIR,AND DARING CLOTHES AND SONGS YOU GOT THE RIGHT IDEA

GET YOUR FACT STRAIGHT LA *EYES*

Mariah performed for the same perso(s) last year and where were your articles than? I smell RACISM.

so what!!!!!! THE US DOES BUSINESS WITH HIS DAD
AND THOSE SHOES YOU HAVE ON PROBABLY WAS MADE IN VIETNAM.Our guys died there you know.

I wonder what MLK would say if he was still around. He worked hard to fight for the African American community to free people from oppression and here she is singing for a Dictator's family. She should be ashamed of herself and everyother American that was apart of this.

Performing for an abuser, huh? I guess she's not rich enough. Poor thing. Who's next, Ahmadinejad? Kim Jung Il? bin Laden?

@LastStraw: Exactly right what you said:"...like throwing a BBQ for Tim McVeigh." There are some really empty heads in Hollywood. Fame does not equal intelligence and consciousness. Our fine and brave men and women of U.S. armed services must be really proud right now to have idolised any of the brainiac entertainers who agreed to even appear at this event. Think of the times you ever saw JonBonJovi wave or drape himself in an American flag, or sing about the good ol' USofA, and see that it's all a lie, and about nothing more than sales. I don't buy the shtik of any of these performers. Our entertainers are good enough for them, but not our way of life?....yeah, $3M to play for Hitler, too.....A total disgrace. Kanye can now add this blunder to BK's "best of all time" accomplishments. Projectile vomit.

This just goes to show you that people will do anything for money. I have lost a lot of respect for her for doing this. Yes, it's easy money but if the mainstream press picks up on this and it goes global, it will cost her a lot more than $2 million dollars.

Extremely poor decision by Beyonce as well as her representation.

I am so disappointed in Beyonce's choice to sing for these people!!! I hoped she would have had more sense and loyalty to the USA!!! As far as her husband is concerned, I think he is disgusting!!!! Poor choice of husbands!!! She is off my list as favorites...I think "Traitor" is the correct term!!!

All I can say is "CHING CHING".

 
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