Questions are being raised aboutperformance at a high-profile gig in Kazakhstan over the weekend.
The 36-year-oldrapper delivered a set Saturday at the wedding reception for the grandson of , who has been accused of multiple human rights abuses during his 23-year-reign over the former Soviet state.
Over the years, human rights activists have been fierce in their condemnation of Nazarbayev, who has faced international protests for his autocratic rule over the Central Asia nation.
Organizations like the U.S. State Department have listed human rights abuses commonly found in Kazakhstan, including limited freedom of speech, arbitrary arrests by the government and human trafficking.
In 2011, singer Sting publicly declined an invitation to perform in Kazakhstan, citing the alleged government repression of striking workers.
Other high-profile entertainers have faced criticisms in the past for performing at events hosted by dictators., Beyonce, Usher and , for example, all came under fire after they were connected to parties held by the family of former Libyan ruler Muammar al Qaddafi.
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