Kanye West Receives Backlash From Human Rights Foundation For Kazakhstan Gig

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/ September 5, 2013

After reportedly scoring a $3 million pay day from a special gig in Kazakhstan for the President, Kanye West is being blasted by the Human Rights Foundation for “legitimized the human rights violations of the nation’s president,” the Associated Press reports.

Yeezy brought out the hits for the wedding of President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s grandson last weekend and was met with backlash from the HRF. The human rights group says Nazarbayev, the first and only president of Kazakhstan since gaining independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, “curbs the political rights of his people, suppresses the media and kidnaps the family members of dissidents to maintain his rule.”

HRF President Thor Halvorssen said in a statement that Kazakhstan is a “human rights wasteland,” where entertainers like West would be imprisoned for expressing their views.

No comment from ‘Ye has been released.