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    Fri, 04 Mar 2011 16:03:05

    Mariah Carey Admits Embarrassment Over Qaddafi-Linked Concert - She is going to donate song proceeds

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    The Associated Press reports that Mariah Carey says she wasn't unaware that she was booked to perform a concert linked to Libyan dictator Qaddafi's clan. Moreover, the pregnant-with-twins pop diva says she's embarrassed about it, too.

    Carey is among a handful of entertainers who were paid incredibly high fees to give exclusive private concerts. It was later revealed the people behind those concerts were the family of the embattled Libyan leader.

    In a statement, Carey says she was naive about the booking of the performance and feels "horrible and embarrassed." But she added that performers must bear responsibility and be aware of whom they are performing for. A representative for Carey says the singer is donating the proceeds of a new song she wrote for her upcoming album to organizations to raise awareness for human rights.

    What do you think of Mariah Carey's "make good" efforts?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.04.11




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