Jennifer Lopez has canceled a controversial concert she had scheduled to celebrate the opening of a new luxury hotel in the northern part of Cyprus, which is currently under Turkish control. Lopez was supposed to be paid $3 million to perform at the Cratos Premium Hotel on July 24, which also happens to be La Lopez's 41st birthday. The pop star was planning to spend some time in Cyprus—the third largest island in the Mediterranean sea and one of it's most popular tourist destinations—along with her hubby Marc and their children.
But the news of the show caused a furor among multiple Greek and Cypriot politicians. The northern part of Cyprus is not recognized by the United Nations or the European Union as a separate state because it was illegally occupied by the Turkish military in 1974.
"Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse," her reps said in a statement on her website. "After a full review of the relevant circumstances in Cyprus, it was the decision of her advisers to withdraw from the appearance."