This is definitely not how that money should have been used!
Unfortunately, it looks like pretty damn important funds were misused in Nigeria back in 2006 under the watch of then-Governor Goodluck Jonathan.
So not okay!!
Beyoncé and Jay-Z were brought to Nigeria for the very first ThisDay Music Festival in Lagos, but the way they were paid is now under scrutiny.
It has been discovered that Bayelsa officials approved for about $1 million dollars to be taken from the local poverty alleviation funds in order to financially support the festival.
It is unknown how much was exactly paid to performers at the event, and it is believed that they were not aware of where the money was coming from.
We certainly doubt Bey and Jay would take such money if they knew the deets!
At the festival, Beyoncé performed a rendition of the Nigerian national anthem.
Considering 47% of Bayelsans live in poverty, we're pretty sure there were better ways to spend that money…
…no matter how awesome Beyoncé is.
[Image via HRC/WENN.]
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