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Jakarta authorities say June 3 show should not be issued a permit over security concerns
Lady Gaga may have to disappoint a lot of her “little monsters” in Indonesia after Jakarta police recommended that her sold-out June 3 show not be issued a permit because of security concerns.
If the concert were held, there would be concerns the singer, her crew and attendees may be in harm’s way, said Minola Sebayang, the lawyer for the promoters.
“This is an advice from her security team. So the cancellation is purely based on the decision made by her management,” Sebayang said.
Earlier this month, Jakarta police recommended that Lady Gaga’s sold-out June 3 show not be issued a permit because of security concerns.
The pop diva appeared to acknowledge the incident in a post on Twitter on Saturday: “There is nothing Holy about hatred.”