Lady GaGa Completely Scraps Indonesia Gig
She's decided not to go ahead with the show in Jakarta after protests...
Lady GaGa has announced she's had to cancel her sold-out Born This Way Ball show in Jakarta, Indonesia over security fears.
As we previously reported, police initially denied GaGa a permit to perform in the country on 3rd June at the 52,000-seat Gelora Bung Karno stadium after Islamic hard-liners and conservative lawmakers said her sexy costumes, suggestive dance moves and "vulgar" style could corrupt the nation's youth.
Despite Lady G vowing to tone down the show and carry on with the gig alone, The AP reports her management have now stated that there will be no compromise to satisfy religious conservatives - leaving them no option but to scrap the concert.
Minola Sebayang, lawyer for promoters Big Daddy said: "Lady GaGa's management has considered the situation minute to minute, and with threats if the concert goes ahead, Lady GaGa's side is calling off the concert.
"This is not only about Lady GaGa's security, but extends to those who will be watching her."
Big Daddy president director Michael Rusli added: "For the past few days we have communicated with the government and Lady GaGa's side. The government has given support, but this is not about the permit. The cancellation is really due to concerns over security."
GaGa herself later addressed the decision on Twitter, writing: "There is nothing Holy about hatred. We had to cancel the concert in Indonesia. I'm so very sorry to the fans & just as devastated as you if not more.
"You are everything to me. I will try to put together something special for you. My love for Indonesia has only grown. #GagaSendsLoveToJakarta and all its people."
Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) Jakarta chairman Habib Salim Alatas told AFP: "FPI is grateful that she has decided not to come. Indonesians will be protected from sin brought about by this Mother Monster, the destroyer of morals.
"Lady GaGa fans, stop complaining. Repent and stop worshipping the devil. Do you want your lives taken away by God as infidels?"
The Bad Romance hitmaker's gig in Jakarta was set to be the biggest show on the Asian leg of her tour, with every seat at the Karno stadium being sold, with half of them going in the first two hours. All 52,000 tickets will be refunded.