During the recent tour in Russia Jennifer Lopez had to appear at the private party of Alexander Yelkin – Russian oligarch linked to some exclusive contracts from Russia’s Ministry of Defense.
However, just before his 50th birthday Yelkin was arrested for corruption and the festive anniversary was canceled. Therefore, the American singer – who was paid in advance – pocketed a hefty sum of money without straining a finger.
Meanwhile, Russian newspapers are running the news stories with the titles “Jennifer Lopez refuses to return money stolen from the Ministry of Defense”.
Will Jennifer Lopez sing in Butyrka?
(ed: Butyrka is the Russian prison)
The famous American actress and singer Jennifer Lopez was invited to sing at the party dedicated to the 50th anniversary of Reserve Colonel Alexander Yelkin – in his own words a “close friend of Anatoliy Serdyukov” (incidentally, the defense minister was listed first in the list of 200 guests for a banquet).
[Note: Meanwhile Serdyukov himself was fired amid the corruption scandal]
But the day before the anniversary Yelkin was arrested.
Now Lopez and her producer must sort out this very unpleasant situation. The contract has already been signed, and they say that Lopez was paid in advance (50%).
So what now? Jennifer couldn’t perform due to force majeure circumstances (who would write in the contract that there would be no payment if the hero of the day was arrested?).
Thus, the singer and producers should decide whether to completely deny the existence of contract with Yelkin or make the concert in any case.
The fee is rumored to be almost $ 2 million – worth to perform in front of Yelkin and his “fellow prisoners”.
It’s not clear, however, how the former head of “Slavyanka” would pay for the concert, taking in account that his savings have been seized by investigators as material evidence.
Lopez is the favorite of Russian oligarchs
Performing at the private parties of Russian oligarchs is not something new for the American celebrity.
Thus, in 2007 she became a treat which the Russian billionaire Andrei Melnichenko prepared for his wife’s birthday, flying the singer with her entourage from the U.S. to London.
And last year, Jennifer Lopez entertained the guests at the wedding of Uzbek oligarch’s son.
Comments of Russian netizens
гость: He ordered her for the stolen money, so J. Lopes should return it to the Russian people (some children’s hospital, for example). Or in worst case leave it for herself due to the termination of the contract, but not return to this thief.Он её заказал на ворованные деньги, поэтому Д.Лопес должна их вернуть народу России (в какую-нибудь детскую больницу, например), ну или на худой конец себе оставить за расторгнутый контракт, а уж не вору.
222: Advance payment has been made also from the stolen money. So, Lopez, as a decent girl, should return it.Предоплата была сделана тоже на ворованные деньги. Так что Лопес, как порядочная девушка, должна сама вернуть их
Игорь (replying to the above): Bullshit! All big money in Russia is stolen.Чушь! Все большие деньги в России ворованные.
Гость №1093: Jennifer, watch again the movie “Some Like It Hot”. The situation is identical. You were invited by the bosses of Russian mafia. Just in movie they exist in parallel to the state, and our state is itself mafia.Дженифер,посмотри ещё раз фильм ‘В джазе только девушки’. Ситуация идентичная. Тебя пригласили паханы русской мафии.Только в кино они существуют параллельно государству,а у нас они и есть государство.
Самая умная: If I were Jennifer Lopez, I would forgive Yelkin that advance payment of 1 million and forget it.Была бы я Дженифер Лопес, простила бы этому Елькину его предоплату 1 миллион и не парилась бы.
Гость №7698: For this money, intended for Lopez, you can build the plant for removal of iron from drinking water in our town. And more will remain. How long we asked “Slavyanka” (ed: company headed by Yelkin) to do it! People, including our kids, drink water with the color of coffee. Will we ever recall the word CONSCIENCE? Or only on the deathbed? На деньги, предназначенные Лопес, можно поставить станцию обезжелезивания воды в нашем городке. И еще останется. Сколько мы просили «Славянку“сделать это! Люди, в т.ч. дети, пьют воду, похожую по цвету на кофе. Слово СОВЕСТЬ вспомним когда-нибудь? Или лишь на смертном одре?
Организатор концертов: This girl seems to specialize in corrupt and tyrants of all colors and nationalities.Эта девица кажись специализируется на коррупционерах и тиранах всех мастей и национальностей.