Nicki Minaj criticised for Angola show

Nicki Minaj criticised for Angola show

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

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