In a March 23, 2013, file photo Jennifer Lopez performs at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix. Jennifer Lopez sang “Happy Birthday” to the leader of Turkmenistan during a performance DSaturday June 29, 2013, but her representative says had she known there were human rights issues in the country, she wouldn't have performed there at all.(Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, file)
Posted: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 4:30 am
NEW YORK — Jennifer Lopez sang "Happy Birthday" to the leader of Turkmenistan during a show, but her representative said she wouldn't have performed there at all if she had known there were human rights issues in the country.
The singer and actress performed in the former Soviet bloc country on Saturday night. A statement released Sunday by her publicist to The Associated Press said the event was hosted by the China National Petroleum Corp. and wasn't a political event.
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