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Nelly Furtado may sing about having a "spirit indestructible," but Moammar Gadhafi sure did a number on it.
You may remember the controversy last year, when WikiLeaks revealed that superstar singers like Mariah Carey and Beyoncé had performed for the Libyan leader for a hefty sum. Furtado came clean soon after, stating she had performed for his family in Italy in 2007, and donated her $1 million fee to Free the Children.
In a new interview with the Globe and Mail, the 33-year-old "Big Hoops" singer admitted she didn't see any problem with the gig at the time.
"I do this concert, and I'm completely ignorant of anything," she said, adding, "It reminds you a bit that I'm kind of a target, or how quickly you can be a target."
In light of the civilian revolt in Libya, Furtado announced on Twitter in February 2011 that she was getting rid of her payment.
"In 2007, I received 1million$ from the Qaddafi clan to perform a 45 min. Show for guests at a hotel in Italy," she tweeted. "I am going to donate the $."
These days the B.C. native has turned her attention from Libya to Korea -- K-pop, to be exact. At a concert in the Philippines last month, Furtado joined the "Gangnam Style" craze by performing PSY's viral smash, complete with horse racing dance moves.
It's nice to see her spirit bouncing back!