Nelly Makes History With Performance in Iraq

March 15, 2015 4:42 PM

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Nelly became the first American to perform in Kurdistan, Iraq. The rapper performed in the city of Erbil in Iraq on March 13th. According to Time magazine, Nelly performed at a charity concert that raised support for the Kurdistan people in the northern Iraq and Syria area who have been fighting ISIS. An organization named the Rwanga Foundation hosted the concert. The Rwanga Foundation’s Facebook page states their organization “assists the most vulnerable of the populace in Kurdistan (Iraq) and in the greater global community.”

The organization tweeted a photo of Nelly in Iraq, along with the caption, “Rwanda Foundation welcomes Nelly to Kurdistan.” Their website also posted a statement from the foundation’s Director of PR and Media, Taban Shoresh. “We are delighted and proud that the city of Erbil hosted this landmark cha...

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