May 27, 2004 16:06

TERROR THREAT FORCES MISSY TO PULL INDONESIA GIG

The gig in Jakarta is axed due to heightened tension in area...

TERROR THREAT FORCES MISSY TO PULL INDONESIA GIG
MISSY ELLIOTT has cancelled a show planned for INDONESIA tonight (May 27) after
US officials issued warnings about potential terrorist
attacks in the country.

The hip-hop queen was due to perform in the
country’s capital Jakarta as part of her current tour
but heightened tensions in the area – many
caused by recent abuse of prisoners in Iraq by US
soldiers – have caused the plug to be pulled.

"We apologize to all the fans of Missy Elliott because of this cancellation," said a
spokesperson for show promoters Lunar
Entertainment.

Billboard reports that the US Embassy issued a
statement on Friday (May 21) reminding American citizens to
remain aware of the "continued potential for terrorist
attacks against Americans or American interests in
Indonesia and worldwide".

Anti-American sentiment stirred up by US actionsin Iraq and "information gathered worldwide indicatingthat terrorist groups contemplate additional attacks" were cited as reasons for heightened awareness.

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