The country has been ruled by José Eduardo dos Santos since 1979.
Nicki Minaj is scheduled to perform Saturday (December 19) at a Christmas party in Angola for communications company Unitel. The rapper is being criticized by the Human Rights Foundation because the company is owned by the family of the country’s president, José Eduardo dos Santos. Dos Santos has been in power in the African country since 1979 and has reportedly exploited the country’s oil and diamond industries to make a fortune for his family.
In a letter written to the rapper, Human Rights Foundation’s president, Thor Halvorssen, asks Minaj to cancel her performance.
“The payment you are receiving from your Angolan sponsors is the result of government corruption and human rights violations,” he writes.