American rapper Nicki Minaj has been criticised for accepting cash from an African dictator, travelling to Angola to perform for the iron-fisted president, José Eduardo dos Santos.
Minaj will follow in the lucrative footsteps of Mariah Carey, who was paid a reported $1 million (£665,000) to perform in 2013 for Mr dos Santos and his family. The average Angolan lives on $2 a day, yet the dictator and his family have amassed more than $3.5 billion in the three decades that Mr dos Santos has been in power.
Minaj’s fee has not been disclosed, but her presence at Saturday night’s show has been announced on a series of fliers around the country, featuring the Anaconda singer in a figure-hugging black dress, reclining over a motorbike. Read more