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Rihanna cancels Jakarta concert

Rihanna’s concert scheduled in Jakarta today has been cancelled, the show’s tour promoter has announced.

Rihanna’s concert scheduled in Jakarta today has been cancelled, the show’s tour promoter has announced — citing “an assault case involving Rihanna’s boyfriend,” sing­er Chris Brown, people.com is quoting published reports as saying Rihanna, 20, withdrew from performing at the Grammys on Sunday — the same day Brown, 19, was arrested and charged with making a criminal threat. He was subsequently released on $50,000 US bail.

On Tuesday, her show in Malaysia was similarly canceled. The Jakarta cancellation marks the second time Rihanna has pulled out of a concert in the Indonesian capital.

In November, the show didn’t go on after the Australian government issued a travel warning in the wake of the executions of the three men convicted of the 2002 Bali bombings. People.com is also reporting that new details have emerged about the midnight altercation between Brown and Rihanna that led to Brown being booked on a felony criminal threat charge on Sunday.

“Chris knocked her around,” a source close to the couple tells People magazine. “Black eye, blood, bruises. She had to be treated by a doctor.”

The site also alleges a police source has confirmed to People the singer suffered a black eye as well as “a swollen split lip and two red and purple contusions on either side of her forehead.”

The website continues by saying the source, who described police photos of Rihanna, added, “She looked distraught and in a lot of pain. Her eyes were closed because she was looking down.”

 
 
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