And the diva isn't shirking the blame. "Ultimately we as artists are to be held accountable," she said. "Going forward, this is a lesson for all artists to learn from. We need to be more aware and take more responsibility regardless of who books our shows."
Other entertainers including Beyonce and Usher, also unknowingly performed for members of the dictator's family, and there has been pressure to donate the money. Something Carey is already on top of, according to her rep Cindi Berger.
"Mariah has and continues to donate time, money, and countless hours of personal service both here and abroad," Berger tells Us.