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Scantily clad Nicki Minaj performs in Angola, despite pleas of human rights activists

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“Bem-vindo Nicki Minaj!” (Portuguese-to-English translation, Welcome Nicki Minaj!)

Reigning rap princess Nicki Minaj jetted in to Angola’s capital Luanda on Saturday, December 20, 2015 where she was invited to perform at a Christmas party hosted by the Unitel communications firm. She was sporting a fur jacket and distressed jeans.

She collected a reported $2million to perform. She agreed to perform despite protests by human rights activists. Angola is Africa’s second largest oil producer but it’s president José Eduardo dos Santos, 73, runs what critics call a corrupt government and leads a nation that suffers endemic poverty.

Unitel is partly owned by dos Santos’ family. The United Nations reports that more than a third of the country’s population of about 24 million people are living below the poverty line, and nearly 70 percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day.
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The president’s eldest daughter, Isabel dos Santos, 42, is Africa’s only female billionaire, the richest woman on the continent. Influential in her homeland and abroad, she has significant stakes in Angola’s strategic industries–banking, cement, diamonds and telecom.

Humanitarians call Minaj’s performance an endorsement of sorts of dos Santos’ “authoritarian rule” and accused the rapper of “callously taking money from a dictator.”

For Minaj, it was just another opportunity to perform for her fans. She shared a photo of herself with Isabel dos Santos that she captioned: “Oh no big deal…she’s just the 8th richest woman in the world.”

Minaj added in the caption: “GIRL POWER!!!!! This motivates me soooooooooo much!!!! S/O to any woman on a paper chase. Get your own!!!! Success is yours for the taking!!!!! #Angola thank u to the women who brought me out here as well.”

She performed in a sheer bedazzled jumpsuit on Instagram with the caption: “Oh hai, Angola. Ready for the show?”

 

 


11 Comments

  1. Zaidi on December 20, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Africa–particularly Nigeria–will continue to lose not only its precious resources to foreign invaders (now China), but its African Soul, as long as we keep exporting our confused, lost, and sick artists to spread a disease named, ‘Self Hatred’. All that Korean weave on their dizzy heads, in a land where inky-kinky hair is worn proudly as sculptural crowns!! It’s sickeningly disgusting!!!

    • hidaya on December 20, 2015 at 4:37 pm

      Well said! They couldn’t have invited a dumber woman to entertain them! Nikki has butt implants, nose job, weave…. A Pure clown!

  2. Likeabite on December 20, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    She’s the only billionaire because all the money is stolen from the people, including her and her father’s stakes in all those natural resource companies…Nicki saw it as a money grab opportunity because if she just wanted to perform for her fans, she easily could’ve done a show there without it being backed with blood money…that’s the sad part about the whole ordeal.

    • guest on December 21, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Funny how no one expects for artists to turn down money to perform in the US, which as we all know has a horrible human rights record, past and present, particularly towards people of color.

      • Likeabite on December 21, 2015 at 12:48 pm

        The difference is, the concerts here aren’t being put on by our president…they’re mostly thrown by event promoters whoa aren’t violators of human rights like these African presidents so your logic does not add up. If Presidents were the ones going around footing the Bill for these artists to perform in Vegas and such then you’d have an argument…and the US president is not walking around a billionaire off the people’s money either. It’s one thing to have a bad human rights record, it’s another thing to have that and also be a thief while everyone else starves…the people of color issue is a most racial relations and police brutality problem, not a dictator killing everyone in his way like it is in Africa where I’m from btw.

        • guest on December 21, 2015 at 2:30 pm

          Good point and I have to say I don’t know this particular presidents record, besides what little I’ve recently read from the American media outlets ,since Nicki did the concert but I do know that Americans like to point fingers at all of the other human rights violations around the world while ignoring what’s going on in their own backyard.

          • Likeabite on December 21, 2015 at 2:51 pm

            Yea I hear where you’re coming from…I’m not one of those, I criticize this government as much as the next guy, I just know where this leadership and those of African countries’ differ…and it’s pretty sad.



      • tcu on December 24, 2015 at 8:33 am

        Are you referring to the slave era? People of color are not teated poorly today…..FYI black lives matter group is obviously wrong in their rehtoric…the are four times more whites killed by police than blacks….fact. black lives should MATER in their neighborhoods …that is where their focus should be. To me ..I don’the see color…..color should not matter. We are humanity.

  3. cupcake333 on December 20, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    notice how she goes iin full nude gear cause her brother case is so serious, i know she did nothing , but let her feel how unimportnt her butt is to people who children could OF BEEN VICTIMS OF HER BROTHERS WRECKLESS BEHAvior so pitiful she gets to dance and make money while sshe pay for her guilty brother defense on the backs of fANS WHO HAVE BEEN VICITIMZED TOO

  4. Tiffany on December 22, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    “the Africa’s only female billionaire”…. oh really now? This is why its so hard to read black publications online…because their fraught with inaccuracies and sloppiness. Santos is the FIRST female billionaire in Africa. But she is NOT the ONLY. Please google “Folorunsho Alakija”. And educate yourself. And yeah, no such thing as “the” Africa. Fix the typos too.

  5. Leslie Celeste Alessandro on December 23, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Rollingout, as a media company, would you PLEASE check facts or hire someone to do so? Dos Santos is NOT the only female billionaire on the African continent. Ms. Folorunsho Alakija (Nigerian) is worth 1.9 billion, she made her money in oil. As far as Nicki’s choice in performing in Angola, she has the right and at the same time, she is the only one that has to live with that decision.