(AllHipHop News) United States Hip-Hop star Swizz Beatz has been linked to the 1MDB scandal that is rocking Singapore and could unseat Singapore’s current Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is accused of massive corruption.
The U.S. and Singapore have been investigating Prime Minister Razak for corruption, after hundreds of millions of dollars of state money linked to a state fund called 1MDB, mysteriously ended up the politician’s personal bank accounts and accounts controlled by his family and friends.
Investigators with the Singapore Commercial Affairs Department are pursuing charges against Prime Minister Najib Razak, who is accused of looting of state funds.
According to award-winning, investigative website Sarawak Report uncovered court documents, rapper Swizz Beatz received $800,000 to perform at a birthday party in Las Vegas for an associate of the Prime Minister named Jho Low, who was celebrating his 31st birthday.
“Sarawak Report cordially invites the well-heeled Mr Swizz Beatz to repay this stolen development money, taken from the mouths and education of poor Malaysian kids, back in some form where it will not be re-appropriated by the present Prime Minister,” the website wrote in an investigative piece released today (November 23).
Jho Low is a well-connected financier who liked to party in Hollywood. He’s said to be a close associate of Prime Minister Razak’s step-son, Riza Aziz, a leading producer in Hollywood.
The Sarawak report says Jho Low’s birthday party was paid for with stolen from 1MDB’s $1.4 billion dollar “Power Purchase loan,” which was raised for the country in conjunction with Goldman Sachs.
The party was so lavish, even “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” host Robin Leach covered the event, and was amazed at Jho Low’s display of wealth.
It was nonstop, unlimited drinks poured by an attractive army of 250 glamour girls dressed in revealing, short, tight red outfits. There also was a super squadron of Cirque du Soleil-type entertainers on stilts, masked curvy creatures, revelers in lit-up costumes and bizarre outfits, and lacy lingerie-wearing ladies swinging on hoops suspended over the two screened, offside walls where the dancers kept the electricity sparking. A troupe of mini-people even added to the fun.”
The Sarawak report even accuses Swizz Beatz and his wife Alicia Keys of helping to squander the state’s money for Jho Low through Alicia Keys’ “Black Ball,” which was recently held in New York and a series of other political events in Singapore, including some paid for by another man linked to illegally spending money from the same fund, named Khadem Al Qubaisi.
The Sarwak report claims Swizz Beatz blocked them from Twitter, after they Tweeted him a series of messages and warnings about Jho Low, and where his funds were coming from.
“The Malaysian taxpayer picked up the tab for this party, thanks to a massive fraud perpetrated by their own Prime Minister. and we suggest that it is time for all those stars to dig into their bank accounts and pay back the money.
While Razak has continued to deny any wrongdoing, two Swiss banks already have been shut down for allegedly helping Razak and his cronies launder their stolen money.
This week, thousands of Malaysians took to the streets to protest the scandal, while the costs of living and poverty skyrocket in the country.