Chris Brown Cancels Jakarta Show Over ‘Safety Concerns’
Chris Brown, Kiss Kiss hitmaker, was scheduled to visit Jakarta, Indonesia’s giant capital, on Saturday, July 25, 2015, but he has postponed the planned gig.
He shared the bad news on Twitter just days in advance.
Promoters for the concert have also confirmed the cancellation news, revealing Brown’s representatives have yet to determine a new date for the show.
A statement reads: “Reasons of security factors that cause delays, we received directly from Chris Brown… We as promoters apologize profusely for the incident that really is beyond our control.”
The news came after Brown was reportedly stopped by officials from the Philippine Department of Justice at Ninoy Aquino International Airport as he tried catching a flight to Hong Kong on Wednesday morning, July 22, 2015, following a show in Manila.
According to the Philippines News Agency, Brown was detained so he could answer questions about allegedly skipping a New Year’s Eve gig on December 31, 2014 in Manila. Promoters of the concert were reportedly granted an order to bar Brown from leaving the country until he paid back money he owed them.
The R&B star later took to Twitter to blast the reports, insisting the situation was merely confusion between his talent agent and the Filipino concert promoters, adding he hoped the situation would be “resolved shortly.”
Brown has since deleted the tweets.