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Usher — the Qaddafi Family

Like Bey, Usher also pocketed a nice fee to perform at a 2009 Qaddafi family New Year's Eve bash in St. Barts. Usher said he was "sincerely troubled" to learn of the uprising in Libya, and of Qaddafi's reputation. He donated the money to "various human rights organizations."

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