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Tuesday, February 28

Malaysia Bans Erykah Badu's Concert Over Allah tattoos

Erykah badu with allah tatoos

       South East-Asian country ,Malaysia  on Tuesday banned a planned concert by American singer  Erykah badu after a photograph appeared showing the Grammy-winning singer with the Arabic word for Allah written on her body.
      The  popular singer was scheduled to perform Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur, but some Muslim groups said Badu was an unsuitable role model for young Malaysians after seeing a publicity photo of her with what appeared to be temporary tattoos of the word Allah on her bare shoulders.
   A government committee that monitors concerts decided to forbid Badu's show because she has "offended the religious sensitivities" of Muslims by posing with such tattoos, an Information Ministry official .
The 41-year-old, Dallas-born singer had already arrived in Malaysia. "She can remain here as a tourist but will not be allowed to perform", the official said.
Information Minister Dr.Rais Yatim  confirmed the decision on his Twitter account.

    Badu is said to be "worried and dismayed as she was slated to perform in an auditorium that can hold about 3,000 spectators.The Organizers of the concert is currently in contact with the goverment to lift the ban.