Saturday 23 September 2017

Lady Gaga 'will not tone down show'

Lady Gaga has experienced controversy on her Asian tour
Lady Gaga has experienced controversy on her Asian tour

Lady Gaga's manager has said the pop diva has no plans to tone down her act, even if that prevents her from performing in some countries on her Asian tour.

The Straits Times newspaper of Singapore reported that Troy Carter said the eccentric Born This Way singer "plays the show as it is" and that she is not "provocative for the sake of being provocative".

Indonesian police denied a permit for her sold-out show in Jakarta after Islamic hard-liners threatened violence, saying her sexy clothes and dance moves could corrupt youth. They later hinted the planned June 3 show could go on if she tones down the show.

Lady Gaga delivered a cryptic message about the situation this week, tweeting that if the show went on as scheduled she would perform alone.

The star is currently in Bangkok where she met some of Thailand's premier "lady boys".

Diving in to the city's nightlife, the pop diva and an entourage from her tour took in a show at the well-known Calypso Cabaret, where she cheered on a transvestite review of Broadway show tunes.

"A million people have to pay to see a Gaga concert, but Gaga paid to see our show!" cabaret manager Nipon Boonmasuwan told Friday's Thairath newspaper.

When the performance ended, Gaga took the stage to shake hands with the dancers and handed out six tickets to her Friday night show.

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