Knowles Donates Tour Proceeds To Aids Charity

Charitable pop singer BEYONCE KNOWLES has pledged to donate proceeds from her tour to NELSON MANDELA's 46664 global AIDS initiative.

The sexy CRAZY IN LOVE star - currently in the midst of her LADIES FIRST TOUR with ALICIA KEYS and MISSY ELLIOTT - will set aside 50 cents (28 pence) from each ticket sold to benefit the charity launched by the iconic former South African leader.

And Mandela is delighted Knowles is continuing to support the cause following her appearance at last year's (03) benefit gig in Cape Town, 46664: THE CONCERT.

He says, "By pledging to donate part of her tour receipts to our campaign she is showing her commitment again. Her leadership, and the involvement of the people of America, is critical in our mission to raise global awareness of HIV/AIDS, as well as funds to help us support those affected by AIDS and prevent the further spread of HIV in Africa.

"I wish her well on the tour, and thank her and all the 46664 artists for their incredible continuing support.".

46664 was named after the prison number issued to Mandela at Cape Town's Robben Island prison, where he was held in captivity for 18 years.

28/04/2004 17:23

Contactmusic

Tags: Beyonce Knowles - Nelson Mandela - Alicia Keys

Advertisement

More Beyonce Knowles

Musicians, Celebrities And World Leaders Unite To Fight Poverty At Global Citizen Festival

So there’s SXSW for the hipsters, Coachella for the fashionable crowd… and then there’s the Global Citizen music festival, which has a different vibe altogether....

HBO's "On The Run" Special Has Us Teary-Eyed And Loving Everything About The Carter Family

Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Beyonce and Jay Z’s On The Run special on HBO was everything we wanted it to be and more. The...

Jay-Z Hints Beyonce Is Pregnant With Their Second Child?

Jay-Z set the rumour mill working overtime when he appeared to slightly alter the lyrics to 'Beach is Better' whilst performing in Paris on Friday...

Beyonce and Nicki Minaj Team Up For Flawless Performance In Paris

Beyonce gave fans at her Paris concert an extra special treat on Friday night when rapper Nicki Minaj joined her on stage for a...

Advertisement

Beyonce Shares Backstage Video From MTV VMAs Featuring An Appearance From Blue Ivy

Beyonce has treated fans to a special look at just what went into making her MTV VMAs performance so spectacular by sharing a backstage video....

So, How Did the Queen of Pop Spend Her Birthday?

When you're Beyonce, a Tesco's Finest cake and bottle of Cava just won't cut it when it comes to birthday celebrations. It has to be...

Demi Lovato Swings And Misses With Body Positive Comment (But She's Still Really Cool)

Too often it seems like we get only examples of girl hate in media, but Demi Lovato is generally one to spread positivity and support...

Beyonce's Father, Matthew Knowles, Claims Solange/Jay-Z Elevator Fight Was Publicity Stunt

Everyone was talking about Jay-Z and Solange's elevator fight at the Standard Hotel after the Met Gala in May. And that was exactly what they...

Advertisement

Comments

Beyonce Knowles Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Beyonce Knowles

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All