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Jennifer Lopez

Crisis Mode After Gig For

Alleged Evil World Leader

6/30/2013 12:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Jennifer Lopez
made a quick buck Saturday putting on a show for one of the world's most repressive leaders ... but it might not have been worth it considering the s**t storm she's in now. 

J.Lo's being blasted for putting on a special birthday concert in Avasa for the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow -- complete with a serenade of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President".

The reason being -- Gurbanguly's notorious for the widespread human rights abuses in his country: extreme censorship, ethnic repression, utilizing torture etc. Human Rights Watch considers Turkmenistan's gov one of the most repressive in the world.

A rep for J.Lo went straight into damage control today, hoping to take heat off the singer, explaining, "Had there been knowledge of human rights issues any kind, Jennifer would not have attended."

Do celebs not get Google?


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I'm calling complete & total BS on JWhore's publicist's statement. Of course she knew who he was; there's been enough of these kinds of instances for any celebrity to be cautious. And, JWhore has already said "I sowwy" for doing the concert. Yeah, right. Stupid bitch isn't sorry she did the concert; she's sorry everyone found out about what she did.

Stupid money grubbing whore would video herself taking a dump if she thought she could make money off of it...

447 days ago


If she said 'she knew nothing', well then, that makes her a stupid ass, money hungry bitch... oh and the bitch bough her star!

447 days ago


every single cent made should be givin to a worthy charity ...since she claims she didn't know

447 days ago


As always, she is for sale. Money hungry tramp.

447 days ago


Stupid is as stupid does.

447 days ago


It's a win/win for her.
After the standard PR 101 line, " If only my people had told me about this person."
Her way out of this is to "give the money to charity." Then hype the living heck out of it. (publicity first win)
Next will be to use that "charitable gift" as a tax deduction. (publicity second win)
Bonus Points if it's a charity for either: Sub-Saharan African Children, Children, Children w/o pets, Anything environmentally related, or Sub-Saharan African Children w/o pets, etc., etc., etc..

446 days ago


There's no "Alleged" here. Good grief, TMZ, f*cking hire educated people. That dictator has a proven violation of human rights record. GTFO with your lame "reporting".

446 days ago


You're a bunch of ignorant mofos, TMZ. There's nothing "Alleged" here. Your title is misleading. This dictator has a PROVEN track record of human right violations and you call him "Allegedly"? STFU and GTFOH. #Facepalm

446 days ago


So how is this any different then what Beyonce & Kin K did as well....Kim K was paid a huge amount for a visit to Lagos and Beyonce as well in *****ia/from the NY Times

*****ian president, Goodluck Jonathan, diverted $1 million from an anti-poverty program to finance a trip to Lagos by American pop stars Beyoncé Knowles and her husband Jay-Z
Sahara Reporters points out that “according to the *****ian Bureau of Statistics, 47 percent of Bayelsans live in poverty.

So it seems she is in good company when it comes to doing things and performing in Countries that have no money to spend or have poor Civil Liberties/it seems Google could be a friend to more than just JLo.

446 days ago


Every last one of you would do the same damn thing if offered that amount to perform.

446 days ago


Maybe she will be treated the way Paula Deen was treated and loose everything. That's what the media thrives on these days is destroying people!!!

446 days ago


Lol none of the commenters here actually give a **** about this dictator or what he does to his people. But all of you will pretend to in order to bash a celebrity for even a millisecond. Realistically, anyone would take the money these guys offer for a performance. The only sad part is that these celebrities don't necessarily need the additional money. But I guess one can never have too much money, especially when you have children.

446 days ago


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, greedy bitch!

446 days ago

Unconcerned Individual    

Bet she does fall like Paula Deen did. All Paula did was say one word. J-Lo performed an entire show......

446 days ago


Someone asked if she should suffer the same fate as Paula and I totally agree with that one

446 days ago
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