Human Rights Foundation has put Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Future, Chris Brown, and Tyga on BLAST since they are scheduled to perform at a concert tomorrow in Saudi Arabia.
In a surprise, last-minute announcement, the Jeddah World Fest has added these high-profile performers to their concert, which is funded and authorized by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), one of the world’s worst human rights violators. Read on to see what President of the HRF, Thor Halvorssen, said in a statement about the Jeddah World Fest performers…
CelebNMusic247.com reports Last week, their top-performer, Nicki Minaj, publicly cancelled her performance in solidarity with the Saudi LGBTQ+ community, Saudi women, and the principle of freedom of expression.
Well, that didn’t stop Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Future, Chris Brown, or Tyga from heading out there to collect their coinage and perform at the Jeddah World Fest.
President of the HRF, Thor Halvorssen, said in a statement:
It’s clear that, after losing Nicki Minaj on the basis of the Saudi regime’s atrocious human rights record and their treatment of women and the gay community, the Crown Prince has chosen to spend whatever it takes to give the appearance that things are normal and that this is just another concert. Except it isn’t.
Halvorssen was confused that Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Future, Chris Brown, and Tyga still went to perform after backing movements like Black Lives Matter and rights for the LGBTQ community.
It makes no sense, but it shows greed is the fuel of the devil at Jeddah World Fest.
It’s a blatant public relations push on the heels of the pre-meditated assassination of a Washington Post columnist and the ongoing imprisonment of dozens of human rights activists. Saudi is engaged in a sophisticated campaign of distraction. It’s baffling to the fans of Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Liam Payne, and these other artists, that despite knowing all of this, they still intend to perform. It’s profoundly distressing that they have chosen money over morals. These individuals constantly make public statements of support for LGBTQ+ rights, Black Lives Matter, and women’s rights, except, apparently, when a seven-figure check is attached. The hypocrisy is breathtaking. Principal apparently matters to them far more than principles.
Janet Jackson, 50 Cent, Future, Chris Brown, or Tyga on BLAST for performing at Jeddah World Fest:
Meanwhile, Nicki who backed out of performing in Saudi Arabia said in a statement:
After careful reflection I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest. [I] wanted nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia.
The HRF responded with a retweet Halvorssen that reads:
@NICKIMINAJ is the brightest star in the darkest night. Meanwhile @LiamPayne @50cent @JanetJackson @steveaok @tyga @chrisbrown (mega-millionaires) left their morals behind and went to #Saudi to collect money they don’t need at concert where women must’ve permission and gays=[dead].