The singer said that she and her brother, who acts as her manager, were already approached to make presentations in this scheme, but she refused.
Anitta said she refused to do shows with public money embezzlement
The singer anita revealed that he has already received proposals to perform shows with diversion of funds financed by city halls. The statement was made in an interview with “Fantástico” that airs this Sunday, 5th, and the excerpt in question was shared in the time slot of “Jornal Nacional” last Saturday, 4th. “I have already received proposals, me and my brother . ‘You charge so much, then I go and get a piece.’ I said no”, assured the powerful during the launch of her wax statue at the Madame Tussauds Museum, in New York. Anitta’s brother, Renan Machado, is the singer’s manager. It is worth remembering that it was a comment made about the artist that started the requests for a “CPI do Sertanejo”, which would investigate the embezzlement of public funds to pay for concerts.
Last May 12th, the singer Zé NetoCristiano’s duo, made the following comment during a show in Sorriso, Mato Grosso: “We are artists who do not depend on Rouanet Law. Our fee is paid by the people. We don’t need to get a tattoo on the ‘toba’ to show if we’re okay or not”. The singer was referring to an intimate tattoo made by Anitta. The statement went viral on social media and many followers began to point out that, although they do not raise funds through the law, country singers usually perform paid with municipal funds, which are also public money. The practice, common among artists of all political spectrums, a priori, is not illegal.
The criticism did not stop and followers pointed out that Zé Neto received R$ 400 thousand from the city hall of Sorriso for the show held at the 33rd Exporriso, the same in which he made the statement about Anitta. Since then, a series of investigations into city hall fees to artists from the sertanejo world have been initiated. Last week, for example, it was revealed that the Municipality of Conceição do Mato Dentro, Minas Gerais, would pay the singer Gusttavo Lima a fee of R$ 1.2 million. The Public Ministry of Minas Gerais (MP-MG) initiated a procedure to determine the payment of R$ 2.3 million by the municipality of Conceição do Mato Dentro to singers who would perform at the same event in the city in June. After controversy, the event was cancelled.
*With information from Estadão Conteúdo.