Nelly Performs a Concert in Iraq to Support Victims of ISIS

Nelly just performed a concert in northern Iraq for a social welfare nonprofit called the Rwanga Foundation. TheCountry Grammar artist performed at Iraqi Kurdistan for a charity concert in the city of Erbil. Rwanga Foundation saidthat Nelly is “the first American artist to perform in the city’s 8,000-year-old history.” That’s a pretty cool accomplishment for the St. Louis rapper. The purpose of the concert was to raise money for the peshmerga, the Kurdish fighting force that’s been fighting ISIS. Ticket sales to the performance were donated to “those impacted by the recent conflict in the area,” Rwanga said. However, there’s also a rumor that Nelly got paid a ton of money to perform at the fundraiser. The concert—which also included a motocross show and soccer show—drew 15,000 people.

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