Jennifer Lopez was the guest of honor and star when she went on to play for Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, the leader of Turkmenistan, at his 56th birthday celebration. What though made this performance that more indelible is that Turkmenistan enjoys one of the worst human record violations in the world where most of the country’s citizens live in abject poverty.
AFP goes on to tell that Jennifer Lopez played for the birthday boy at a $2 billion Caspian sea resort. JLo’s performance made her the first major Western star to perform in the country which is known for its ‘vast gas reserves and a dismal human rights record.’ But at least they got to jiggle that thing tonight right?
Reporters Without Borders considers Turkmenistan one of the 10 most censored countries in the world. Reporters are regularly thrown in jail and Internet use is seriously regulated by the government. Not that shit necessarily bothered JLo. But then again who said she has to care right? After all similarly crazy stuff goes on right here in the US too, or does it?
Attending tonight’s performance included Ministers, ambassadors and CEOs, in other words the type of individuals that normally shake that thing in the morning.
Showbiz411 went on to tell that our hero got to wear a traditional Turkmen dress (wouldn’t you if the money was right?) to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to the president.
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