Jennifer Lopez apologized Monday for singing Happy Birthday to a dictator.
Her publicist said in a statement that Lopez wouldn’t have performed for Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, the president of Turkmenistan, had she known the country violated many basic human rights.
She sang to Berdimuhamedow during a concert on Saturday.
The concert was hosted by the China National Petroleum Corporation and it wasn’t considered a political event.
With files from Reuters