Nicki Performs In Angola Despite Human Rights Protests

Nicki Minaj took home a cool $2 million to perform in Angola, even though human rights activist vehemently opposed her concert.

Activists say that the South African nation’s leader José Eduardo dos Santos is one of the most corrupt in the entire continent. The remainder of the of the continent reportedly lives off of .2 cents per day, but there is still enough money to pay Minaj $2 million.  According to New York Post, the event was hosted by Unitel, an Angolan company owned by the country’s dictator Jose Eduardo Santos.

Nevertheless, the fans of the rapper seemed to enjoy the concert, which took place on Dec. 19.

Thor Halvorssen, president of the Human Rights Foundation, wrote Minaj stating, “The payment you are receiving from your Angolan sponsors is the result of government corruption and human-rights violations.”
Santos has ruled Angola since 1979.

Minaj went on to say, “Angola has my heart” in a most on Instagram and posted several pictures of the performance.

Oh hai, Angola. Ready for the show? 😳

A post shared by Barbie® (@nickiminaj) on

Nicki Minaj’s refusal to cancel her Angolan performance follows her efforts to endorse the Black Lives Matter movement, this was something that the HRF’s president pointed out after her performance:

“Minaj’s payday is all the more jarring given that she and her managers joined the chorus of the Black Lives Matter movement. It appears that when those black lives happen to be in Angola, their lives matter less than a paycheck from a dictator.”

The rapper has not commented on her decision to perform at the African-dictated country.

 

Related Stories