Jennifer Lopez Has Made $10 Million Performing For Dictators And Despots

The Superficial | July 15, 2013 - 2:09 pm

“Betcha never seen a ‘gas chamber’ quite like mine. Now, c’mon, North Korea, make some NOOOOOIIISEE!”

Turns out that time Jennifer Lopez sang Happy Birthday to Turkmenistan dictator wasn’t a one-time thing because she’s been quietly collecting somewhere in the ballpark of $10 million by performing for some of the worst dictators and despots on the planet. Although, in her defense, warlords need Quinceañeras, too. Radar reports:

Now Human Rights Foundation president Thor Halvorssen is saying there were at least three previous such engagements, and that Lopez has been paid in the neighborhood of $10 [million] for “serenading dictators and crooks.”
Among them, Halvorssen said Lopez was paid $1 million by Uzbek industrialist Azam Aslamov to perform at his son’s wedding and $1.4 million to perform at the Moscow birthday bash of allegedly corrupt Russian businessman Telman Ismailov.

“The ‘Jenny-from-the-block-who-doesn’t-Google’ clarification may be credible in one instance, but it beggars belief in light of a pattern of repeated behavior,” said Halvorssen.

While I still maintain this is all part of a CIA operation, what’s the big deal if an entertainer wants to take money from international criminals and filter it back into the U.S. economy? We live in a country where terrible acts like Grown Ups 2 profit the entertainment industry every day. How clean are our hands really?

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