Jennifer Lopez has received a backlash and is under fire now for a performance she gave this Saturday, June 29th at Turkmenistan. It looks like each day has a new celebrity being under fire for doing something and the latest one to receive a backlash is Jennifer Lopez. The singer got in to trouble when she performed during the birthday celebration of Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, the leader of Turkmenistan. JLo performed a few hits of her before she sung happy birthday to wish him. This man is regarded by Human Rights Watch as being one among the oppressive leader.
Soon after this issue, Lopez’s spokesperson said that the singer would never have agreed to perform at the birthday bash had she known about the human violations history of Berdymukhamedov. The statement also revealed that JLo and few other artistes were invited for performing by the China National petroleum Corporation for a private corporate affair. This event was to be presented in Turkmenistan for the local executives. Also the China National petroleum Corporation had placed a last minute request to Ms. Lopez for the birthday greeting just before she took the stage. Though it was not in the contract, the singer had obliged.