The ‘On The Floor’ hit maker’s performances emerged following a birthday serenade for Turkmenistan''s authoritarian ruler, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, in June for which she was reportedly paid 1.5 million dollars, the New York Post reported.
HRF also listed four of Lopez’s other dubious business dealings: In July 2011, Uzbek industrialist, Azam Aslanov, paid the mum-of-two 1 million dollars to sing at his son’s wedding.
In September 2012, Azerbaijan’s officials booked the singer to perform at a FIFA soccer tournament and negotiated a contract for a music festival. In October 2012, she performed in Belarus, a dictatorship. In November 2012, Lopez visited Russia to sing for Alexander Yolkin, a bureaucrat accused of corruption.
Although Lopez’s rep said that she regretted the incident and had no knowledge of human-rights issues surrounding Berdymukhamedov, who is a repressive leader accused of imprisoning and torturing critics, HRF president Thor Halvorssen, accused her and her managers of misleading fans.