Jennifer Lopez is being criticized for singing for the oppressive ruler of Turkmenistan and now a human rights group says it’s not the first time J-Lo has shaken her money maker for bad guys.
Human Rights Foundation slammed Lopez’s June 29 performance for for President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov, when she was paid $1.5 million to sing for the dictator’s birthday.
Sources reveal J-Lo has received over $10 million from other questionable gigs.
Human Rights Foundation president, Thor Halvorssen, said, “J.Lo has repeatedly mingled with and entertained some of the world’s worst thugs and their cronies”.
Berdimuhamedow rule of Turkmenistan is said to be “among the most repressive in the world”.
Lopez has also performed for Telman Ismailov, a Russian oligarch widely accused of corruption, and a 2011 performance for Uzbek industrialist Azam Aslanov at the wedding of his son.
Jennifer Lopez was also booked to sing happy birthday to a corrupt Russian bureaucrat named Alexander Yolkin. She was paid $2 million for the gig, but it never came to pass because Yolkin was arrested the day before the gig.
Lopez’s publicist responded to the row over the Turkmenistan event, and said the gig was vetted by the performer’s, stating, “Had there been knowledge of human rights issues any kind, Jennifer would not have attended”.
It appears as if “Jenny from the Block” will perform for any evil dictator for the right price.
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