Remember that post of Beyonce performing at a party in St. Bart’s on New Year’s Eve? It was also reported that she was paid a tasty $2 million dollars. Well, it turns out that the party she performed at was hosted by a member of the Gaddafi family, who are known supporters of terrorist acts. As a result, this has caused much uproar in the media this week, forcing the 28-year-old’s camp to release an official statement on her website.
The party in St. Bart’s on New Year’s Eve, with Beyoncé in performance, was hosted by Muatsim-Billah Gaddafi, not his brother Moutassim Bilal “Hannibal” Gaddafi, as reported in the press.
Her agents and management firm made the decision to confirm the private performance. The annual party had a long history of booking internationally known artists both American and foreign for events around the world, including Cannes.
Past performers in St. Bart’s have included Timbaland, Enrique Iglesias and Mariah Carey. Guests at this year’s party included singer Usher, former BET CEO Bob Johnson, actress Lindsay Lohan and music industry vets, Russell Simmons, Kevin Liles and L.A. Reid.