Mandela to Nutty Naomi: You're Not on the List

Model citizen no longer, Campbell can't attend 90th-birthday concert
By Victoria Floethe,  Newser User
Posted Jun 25, 2008 5:50 PM CDT
Former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela arrives at a hotel in London on Monday ahead of a week of events to celebrate his 90th birthday.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Nelson Mandela personally barred Naomi Campbell from a London concert to celebrate his 90th birthday Friday, the Daily Mail reports, days after the supermodel was sentenced for assaulting airport police officers. The anti-apartheid hero—whom Campbell calls her "honorary grandfather"—is said to be particularly disappointed that she was wearing a cap bearing his charity's logo at the time of her April arrest.

Campbell—who reportedly sought anger-management counseling from Mandela after a 2006 bust for tossing a phone at her housekeeper—was " to play quite an integral role, such as introducing acts on stage," a source tells the Mail. A rep, however, says the model "never planned to go to the concert but she has been invited as a guest to his dinner tonight."