Lady Gaga Cancels Performance in Indonesia Over Threats of Violence

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Lady Gaga performs during the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square December 31, 2011 in New York. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images) Photo: DON EMMERT/2012 AFP

Lady Gaga was forced to pull the plug on a planned Sunday performance in Jakarta, Indonesia after the often violent Islamic Defenders Front called her a "messenger of the devil" and claimed to have purchased tickets to the show in order to "wreak havoc" from within the 52,000-seat stadium venue. Authorities responded by denying the tour the necessary permits, which they vowed to continue withholding unless Gaga "toned down" her act. This being Gaga, she of course refused — but not without sending a compassionate tweet to Indonesia's little monsters.