Erykah Badu Banned From Malaysia?
A special Leap Day concert Erykah Badu was scheduled to perform in Kuala Lampur tomorrow was temporarily canceled, after a local paper ran this promo photo of her, which shows one of her (temporary) tattoos spelling out the Arabic word for "Allah."
It apparently violated the Central Agency for the Application for Filming and Performance by Foreign Artistes' long-standing policies, and had "failed to meet Malaysian cultural values standards."
Here's a video message she recorded a few days ago, in which she speaks to her Malaysian fans. Hopefully she smoothed things over and will get to perform this somewhat historic show. Stay tuned for comment from the Badu.