BTS create social media storm after booking stadium gig in Saudi Arabia

2019-07-16 18:00

Cape Town - K-pop boy band BTS have become the latest musicians caught up in controversy after booking a show in Saudi Arabia.

The Korean sensation plans to perform at the 70 000-capacity King Fahd International Stadium in October and have faced criticism.

American rapper Nicki Minaj recently cancelled her appearance at the Jeddah World Fest in Saudi Arabia after receiving backlash from human rights groups. 

In a statement to the Associated Press, Nicki said: "After careful reflection, I have decided to no longer move forward with my scheduled concert at Jeddah World Fest. While I want nothing more than to bring my show to fans in Saudi Arabia, after better educating myself on the issues, I believe it is important for me to make clear my support for the rights of women, the LGBTQ community and freedom of expression,".

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