Add Mariah Carey to the roster of names that includes songstress Nelly Furtado who are returning their reported $1 million fees for performing for Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s family.
Gaddafi is currently being investigated for possible war crimes, including the ordering of the December 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, killing 270 people.
Carey, 41, in a statement to PEOPLE, said, “I was naïve and unaware of who I was booked to perform for. I feel horrible and embarrassed to have participated in this mess.”
The singer continues, “Going forward, this is a lesson for all artists to learn from. We need to be more aware and take more responsibility regardless of who book our shows. Ultimately we as artists are to be held accountable.”
Mariah Carey to Return Gaddafi Family Fee