The Human Rights Foundation (HRF), has written to award-winning US rapper Nicki Minaj asking her to cancel her show coming up on Saturday in Angola.
The hip-hop artist is scheduled to perform in Angola’s capital at a holiday party for Unitel, a communications company controlled by the family of the President José Eduardo dos Santos, who has ruled over the oil-rich southern African state for the past 36 years.
But the human rights group wants her to call off the concert stating in adated December 15, that the money to pay for Ms Minaj’s performance comes from “government corruption and human rights violations”.
Her cancellation of the trip, according to HRF’s president, Thor Halvorssen, will be “a great way to set herself apart from other celebrity recipients of dictator cash such as, , , , and .”
The call comes following the imprisonment of Angolan rapper Luaty Beirao and 14 other rights activists who are on trial in Angola on charges of plotting a rebellion. They deny the charges.
— HRF (@HRF) December 16, 2015