The Human Rights Foundation is coming down hard on Kanye West for his reported performance in Kazakhstan over the weekend.
The rapper was reportedly paid $3 million to perform at the wedding of the grandson of the country's President Nursultan Nazarbayev, a reputed dictator.
In a statement, HRF's President Thor Halvorssen says Kanye "would find himself in prison" if he lived in Kazakhstan because Nazarbayev's regime "crushes freedom of speech and association." Halvorssen also called the country a "human rights wasteland."
Meantime, former World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov - who now serves as chairman of the Human Rights Foundation - says Kanye "entertained a brutal killer and his entourage."
Kasparov also drew a comparison between Kanye's performance and the recent controversy surrounding a similar performance by Jennifer Lopez in Turkmenistan.
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