The Born This Way Ball wasn't welcome in Indonesia
Well, she may have bored the Internet to tears, but Lady Gaga hasn't lost her touch when it comes to riling up notoriously violent Islamic fundamentalist groups. Last year Mother Monster had to cancel her June 3 concert in Indonesia, when Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) threatened to send 30,000 of its members to prevent her from entering the country's capital. This according to the Hollywood Reporter, who explain that a lawsuit has now arisen from the incident.
The Lady's concert promoters — Live Nation LGTours, Mermaid Touring, and the Atom Factory — are suing insurance provider Lloyds of London for failing to make good on a pricey "Terrorism Policy," which should entitle her people to the "ascertained net loss" for gigs forfeited due to "the sole and direct result of Terrorism and/or Sabotage or Threat." They're asking for at least $75,000 to cover the loss, plus punitive damages for breach of contract and the like.
Why is all of this coming up now? Well, there's a good chance it's related to Gaga calling off the remaining dates of her Born This Way Ball due to doctor's orders (she's currently recovering from hip surgery) — with $25 million in ticket sales to refund, her camp would be wise to quickly collect on any outstanding debts. It's not easy being the Queen of the Universe. No word yet as to how the mannequin and merkin industries plan to recover from their related loss.