Beyonce has postponed a controversial concert in Malaysia following a storm of protests from Islamic groups who fear the show would be too racy for the conservative country.
The Irreplaceable hitmaker and her I Am... world tour came under the spotlight after she booked a gig in capital Kuala Lumpur, with leaders of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party speaking out against "Western sexy performances".
Beyonce responded by promising to tone down her provocative onstage outfits.
But the concert, which was due to take place on 25 October (09), has now been called off, with organisers insisting it was Beyonce's decision.
A statement from gig promotion company Marctensia reads, "The postponement is solely (the) decision of the artist and has nothing to do with other external reasons."
The move comes two years after Beyonce scrapped a planned performance in Malaysia in 2007, following similar opposition by leading Islamic groups.
Others to have fallen foul of the country's strict decency laws include the Black Eyed Peas, Avril Lavigne and Gwen Stefani, who were all forced to cover up for their concerts.