Miss: Musicians perform for dictators

Pop stars Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Nelly Furtado and 50 Cent recently said they had renounced millions of dollars from performing for members of Libyan strongman Moammar Kadafi's family. Even though the funds were donated to worthy causes, the artists drew much attention to a growing and controversial cultural phenomenon: celebrity artists being hired by rich, powerful and sometimes disreputable clients to play at private or semi-private functions.
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