Furtado says she will give away Qaddafi fee. Singer Nelly Furtado said on Monday that she would give away $1 million she received to perform in Italy for the family of Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi.
Qaddafi has been condemned for using violence to quell a popular uprising, with the death toll from nearly two weeks of fighting estimated by diplomats at about 2,000.
Furtado, a Canadian singer whose hits include “I’m Like a Bird” and “Promiscuous,” used the micrblogging Web site Twitter to disclose plans to donate the money.
A spokeswoman for Furtado could not be reached to say which group Furtado planned to designate for her donation.
Furtado first rose to fame with the 2000 album “Whoa, Nelly!” She also appeared in the 2008 movie “Max Payne.”