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After a series of protests and threats, Lady Gaga has decided to cancel her concert in Jakarta which was scheduled for June 3.
According to reports, Arif Ramadhoni confirmed the cancelation saying, “Lady Gaga’s management choose not to go ahead with the show. The management respects the local dynamics and aspiration.”
The Associated Press notes that Gaga was under constant pressure to cancel her performance and threats continued to rise. Jakarta police refused to give the proper licensing for the concert and threatened violence on the singer, referring to Gaga as “the devils messenger.”
Big Daddy president, Michael Rusli, called the cancelation “unfortunate” adding “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."
Lady Gaga tweeted her apologies for canceling the show three hours ago to her 24.8 million followers. She writes, “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.” She follows with, “I will try to put together something special for you. My love for Indonesia has only grown. #GagaSendsLoveToJakarta and all its people.”