Music producer Swizz Beatz and pop star Britney Spears caught in Malaysian stolen money scandal...
From Page Six
Hip-hop artist and record producer Swizz Beatz received $800,000 in stolen money to perform at the now-infamous blowout birthday bash for disgraced Malaysian businessman Jho Low in Las Vegas, court papers allege.
The money is part of a cache of $7 billion that was illegally siphoned off from 1MDB, a Malaysian development fund largely controlled by Low, Singapore authorities say.
Bank statements revealing the payment are now part of a court case in Singapore, which has shut down the BSI Bank there for its role in the alleged massive money-laundering scheme.
Beatz was not the only celebrity to perform at the November 2012 bash for Low in Vegas.
Britney Spears was paid around $250,000 to perform three songs but instead sang “Happy Birthday,” a la Marilyn Monroe, and left, according to Page Six. It is unclear who paid her.
Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, Psy and Jaime Foxx were also paid to perform, along with Ludacris and Chris Brown, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were paid to show up.