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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Erykah Badu says disappointed, promoters blame The Star for concert ban

Sulaiman Kamal | 6:07 PM | | Best Blogger Tips

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Badu was visibly upset during today’s press conference. — Picture by Choo Choy May

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 29 — Concert promoters today confirmed that the Erykah Badu concert scheduled for tonight has been cancelled and blamed the ban on an offensive photo that was published by The Star newspaper.


Concert promoter Razman Ahmad Razali of Pineapple Concerts said prior to the cancellation yesterday, full approval had been given by the government. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Erykah, who was present during the press conference, praised the concert promoters for being very responsible in respecting local culture and beliefs, but expressed disappointment in “one paper that published the wrong picture”.

Badu expressed disappointment in “one paper that published the wrong picture”. — Picture by Choo Choy May
Rais said the concert was “violating Puspal guidelines, under religious sensitivity and Malaysian values”.

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