International pop sensation Lady Gaga has officially pulled out of a planned concert in Indonesia, citing security concerns over protests and threats from religious groups.
"Lady Gaga's management has considered the situation minute to minute, and with threats if the concert goes ahead, Lady Gaga's side is calling off the concert," said Minola Sebayang, a lawyer involved with the concert's promotion.
The Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) reportedly threatened to "stop" Gaga from getting off the plane, if she were to continue with the show. Over 50,000 tickets were sold for the concert, which was to take place June 3rd.
"This is not only about Lady Gaga's security, but extends to those who will be watching her," Sebayang explained.
Police in the heavily Islamic country also refused to grant a permit for the concert unless Gaga "toned down" her performance.
"FPI is grateful that she has decided not to come," said FPI chairman Habib Salim Aatas. "Indonesians will be protected from sin brought about by this Mother Monster, the destroyer of morals."
"Lady Gaga fans, stop complaining," continued Alatas."Repent and stop worshipping the devil. Do you want your lives taken away by God as infidels?"
While Gaga has yet to give an official statement, she posted a message to her Twitter account just two hours before the cancellation was made public.
"There is nothing holy about hatred," the message reads.