Gaga will perform alone if she has to in Jakarta22/05/2012 - 14:30:43
Lady Gaga has vowed to perform "alone" if she has to in Jakarta.
The 'Judas' hitmaker's Indonesian show - set to be the biggest in her Born This Way Ball tour's Asian leg - is in jeopardy after protests from hard line religious groups led police to refuse a licence for it to go ahead, but she has not given up hope of staging a show in the nation.
She tweeted: "The Jakarta situation is 2-fold: Indonesian authorities demand I censor the show & religious extremist separately, are threatening violence (sic). If the show does go on as scheduled, I will perform the BTWBall alone (sic)."
Islamic groups have protest against Gaga's sexualised image, provocative dance moves and allegations she could undermine the country's moral fibre.
However, fans who have tickets for the show at the 52,000-seat Gelora Bung Karno stadium on Sunday were given hope when a key religious group, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI), said it was re-examining its opposition to the concert today after police said they would issue a licence if Gaga can get backing from MUI and the Religious Affairs Ministry.
Gaga also remained upbeat about the situation, and received the positive news that her second show in Manila, Philippines is allowed to go ahead tonight, after officials monitored the first show last night and found no violations of her permit terms banning nudity, blasphemy, and lewd conduct.