Nicki Minaj was recently contracted to perform in Angola by the government, but the Human Rights Foundation sent a letter to Minaj asking her to back out of her concert obligations. There is a long history in Angola of human rights abuses under the Dos Santos family, and HRF founder Thor Halvorssen did not want Minaj to get involved with a family that has such a tainted history. This article explains how Thor Havlorssen reached out to Nicki Minaj to prevent promotion of a country with a poor human rights record.
#1: Why Did Thor Havlorssen Start The Human Right Foundation?
Thor Halvorssen started the Human Rights Foundation to make light of human rights buses around the world. Nations around the world are often slow to action when human rights abuses occur, but the Human Rights Foundation is prepared to speak about any abusive behavior it sees. Thor is willing to speak to world leaders in a way that other world leaders would not, and he uses the Human Rights Foundation banner to ensure that human rights abuses are known to the public.
#2: Why Block Nicki Minaj From Going To Angola
The human rights situation in Angola is deplorable in every sense, but many people around the world are not aware of how ruthless the Dos Santos family is. The Dos Santos family has ruled Angola for several decades, and the situation has taken a backseat to other problems around the world. Nicki Minaj planned to go to Angola for a paycheck, but Thor did not want her to be paid with blood money.
#3: Thor’s Objections Are Well-Founded
Thor Halvorssen does not want anyone with worldwide appeal to work for the government of a country that has abused people the way Angola has. Thor believes that Minaj would be tacetly endorsing the human rights abuses in Angola, and Thor knows that the money she would be paid comes out of the pockets of the people of that nation. The conflict of interest is obvious, and Thor wanted to make light of that as quickly as possible.
The national of Angola has a terrible human right record, and Thor Halvorssen does not want Nicki Minaj or any other entertainer to visit the country. Thor believes that countries like Angola must be exposed for the things they do to their people, and he does not want entertainers to make these countries look popular again.