Beyonce’s camp has issued a response to the criticisms of legendary Caribbean singer, Harry Belafonte.
Belafonte attacked Beyonce and husband, Jay-Z, recently, for their apparent lack of social responsibility.
"I think that one of the great abuses of this modern time is that we should have had such high-profile artists, powerful celebrities. But they have turned their back on social responsibility. That goes for Jay-Z and Beyonce for example. Give me Bruce Springsteen and now you're talking. I really think he is black," Belafonte stated.
Now, Bey’s camp has responded to the criticism, by releasing a list of the singer’s work for charitable organisations.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a statement was issued by one of Beyonce’s representatives, which listed, amongst other activities, that the singer had donated to The Survivor Foundation "a multi-purpose community outreach facility in downtown Houston"; given "100K in 2008 to the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund to aid Texas victims of Hurricane Ike", and performed in "MTV's Hope For Haiti Now! Benefit in addition to making a generous monetary donation."
- By Fiona Guest