Janet Jackson to Perform in Saudi Arabia Despite Pleas From Human Rights Groups

July 18, 2019
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Janet Jackson is taking heat for her scheduled performance with 50 Cent and Future in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. Nicki Minaj was recently supposed to perform there, but human rights groups called her a hypocrite, saying she can't be a supporter of women and LGBT groups and then perform in a country with a less than stellar track record on both issues. Other artists who have performed in Saudi Arabia this year include Mariah Carey, Enrique Iglesias, The Black Eyed Peas, Sean Paul, David Guetta, and Tiesto.