Neo-Soul singer Erykah Badu has been banned from performing a scheduled concert in Malaysia, after a recent picture emerged showing the singer's Arabic Allah tattoo on her back.
The singer, who was scheduled to perform in Kuala Lumpur on Wednesday, has now been shunned by Muslim groups who have now deemed the singer a bad role model for young Malaysian women.
Government officials banned the 41 year-old singer from performing, in the country citing "religious sensitivities”, and "failing to be in accord with Malaysian cultural values”, as the reason for halting the concert.
The news comes as a big blow for the singer who recently tweeted, “Malaysia!!” and “I deserve it.”
The singer has already flown to Malaysia, but can only remain there as a tourist but will not be allowed to perform in the country.
In 2010 the outspoken singer caused controversy following the release of her video, Window Seat, which showed the 41-year-old strip off her clothes before she is shot at the same place former American president John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.