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Chris Brown cancels Jakarta show over 'safety concerns'

Singer Chris Brown has canceled his upcoming concert in Jakarta, Indonesia due to "safety concerns", hours after reports surfaced he was banned from leaving the Philippines on his current Asian tour.

The Kiss Kiss hitmaker was slated to visit the city on Saturday (25Jul15), but he has postponed a planned gig there via Twitter.com.


He writes: "Due to safety concerns my show on July 25th will be rescheduled! Let's keep spreading love around the world! #Pray4Peace."


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 comes after Brown was reportedly stopped by officials from the Philippine Department of Justice at Ninoy Aquino International Airport as her attempted to catch a flight to Hong Kong on Wednesday morning (22Jul15), 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 (31Dec14) 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.