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It will take more than a letter from an activist to stop Nicki Minaj from earning a check. Despite criticism over performing in Angola, the YMCMB rapper went over and performed last night (Dec. 19) anyway.

Reports Raw Story:

US rapper and songwriter Nicki Minaj ignored international critics Saturday and performed at a concert linked to the family of Angola’s long-ruling President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

The 33-year-old hip-hop star entertained several thousand people at a Christmas concert in the Angolan capital Luanda despite calls from rights groups to cancel the tour, which they saw as an endorsement of the authoritarian rule of dos Santos.

The concert was hosted by the Angola’s largest mobile phone company, which is part owned by the dos Santos family.

Before going on stage, Minaj posted a photo of herself in a jumpsuit and draped in the black-and-red flag of Angola on photo-sharing service Instagram.

Santos has ruled for 36 years and reportedly has a terrible track record when it comes to human rights and maintains a corrupt government. Despite being an oil rich nation, much of the people in Angola live in poverty.

See Minaj’s pics of her Angola trip—which somehow included a booty shot—below and on the flip. Think she even read the letter?

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Oh hai, Angola. Ready for the show? 😳

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