Pop Star Wars on Poverty

Puff Daddy had another important appointment this week other than his court date. He joined Quincy Jones, David Bowie, U2’s Bono, Wyclef Jean and a few world leaders for the launch of the official website of NetAid, an Internet-based anti-poverty organization. Also appearing via satellite were President Bill Clinton, South African President Nelson Mandela and British Prime Minister Tony Blair. NetAid’s goal is to attract one billion hits to its site from people who can then assist those less fortunate. “I think everyone in here takes for granted how fortunate we are,” Puffy Daddy said at the NetAid news conference. “I know I’ve been guilty of taking for granted how fortunate I am to be able to eat breakfast every morning and feed my children and take care of my family.” He said we all need to become more selfless.

  • Wyclef Jean, Bono, Puff Daddy and David Bowie are scheduled to perform at simultaneous NetAid benefit concerts Oct. 9. Three overlapping shows will take place that day at Giants Stadium in New Jersey, Wembley Stadium in London and the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
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