Carey 'embarrassed' over Gadhafi-linked concert
NEW YORK —
(AP) - Mariah Carey says she was unaware that she was
booked to perform a concert linked to Gadhafi's clan - and she's
embarrassed about it.
Carey is among a handful of entertainers who were paid handsome
fees to give exclusive private concerts.
It was later revealed the people behind those concerts were the family of embattled Libyan
leader Moammar Gadhafi.
In a statement, Carey says she was naive about the booking of
the performance and feels "horrible and embarrassed."
But she adds that performers must bear responsibility and be aware of whom
they are performing for.
A representative for Carey says the singer is donating the
proceeds of a new song she wrote for her upcoming album to
organizations to raise awareness for human rights.