Kanye Under Fire for Show in Kazakhstan
Country ranked among most corrupt
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Sep 2, 2013 10:00 AM CDT
Loading... Please wait

(Newser) – Kanye West dropped by Kazakhstan—or, as TMZ puts it, "Borat Land"—this weekend to play a private show for President Nursultan Nazarbayev's grandson's wedding. He was reportedly paid some $3 million for the show, which has raised eyebrows thanks to the country's reputation, the Huffington Post reports. It's ranked among the most corrupt countries, Complex notes, and its human rights record is said to be terrible. In the Daily Mail, an activist cites torture allegations, media clampdowns, and "continued violations of workers' rights." Indeed, Sting dropped out of a planned 2011 show in the country, pointing to "hunger strikes, imprisoned workers, and tens of thousands on strike," the Mail notes.

View 1 image
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Kanye Under Fire for Show in Kazakhstan is...
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Showing 3 of 23 comments
Sep 4, 2013 5:18 PM CDT
Ignorant money ho, just like his wife.
Sep 3, 2013 8:25 AM CDT
Even Obama called him "an ass.' These truths we hold to be self-evident.
Sep 3, 2013 4:52 AM CDT
It was probably money the CIA paid President Nursultan Nazarbayev anyway. If it is taxed at 28%, that is $1 Mil. returned to USA tax payers. He should get a medal.