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

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.