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Beyonce, Usher, 50 Cent Donate Gaddafi Money For Good

First Posted: 03/10/11 02:56 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

Gaddafi may not be winning points with philanthropists around the world, but his money could do some major good.

In February, cables released by the whistle-blowing website, WikiLeaks, exposed large sums of money received by celebrities who had performed for members of Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

Whoops. Stars with their palms greased by the so-called "blood money" were quick to smack their foreheads with embarrassment. Many from within the music industry, as well the public, urged the musicians to do more by salvaging their decisions to perform for a violent dictator by using the money for positive change.

Responding to the calls to action, some stars have donated funds received by Gaddafi to various charities. Others have either promised or donated additional funds.

Check out who took the cash and what they are (or aren't) doing with it now.

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"All monies paid to Beyoncé for her performance at a private party at Nikki Beach St. Barts on New Year's Eve 2009, including the commissions paid to her booking agency, were donated to the earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, over a year ago."

When it was revealed that she had performed at Mutassim Gaddafi's 2009 New Year's Eve party in St. Barts, Beyonce said she had already given away her funds to help Haiti earthquake victims through the Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund.
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