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Why do pop stars perform for dictators?
From Bob Marley, Michael Jackson and Sting to Beyonce and Usher, musicians have time and again performed for dictators in public or special shows.

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Nelly Furtado
Singer Nelly Furtado tweeted that she will donate the $ 1 million Muammar Gaddafi gave her for a private concert in Italy for a 45 minute show. In this photo Furtado attends the 'Score: A Hockey Musical' premiere during the 35th Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thompson Hall on September 9, 2010 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Mariah Carey
According to media reports, singer Mariah Carey performed in 2009 for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi at his New Year's bash. In this photo, Carey poses on the red carpet at the 12th annual Keepers Of The Dream Awards at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers on April 15, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
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Beyonce
Hannibal Gaddafi, Muammar Gaddafi's fifth-oldest son, reportedly hired Beyonce and Usher to perform at a New Year's bash in 2009. In this photo, Beyonce Knowles courtside during the 2011 NBA All-Star game at Staples Center on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Reports say singer Usher was paid a large amount to perform for Hannibal Gaddafi. In this photo, Usher, winner of the Best Male R&B Vocal Performance award for 'There Goes My Baby' and the Best Contemporary R&B Album award for 'Raymond vs. Raymond' poses in the press room at The 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on February 13, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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