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    Chris Brown Rejected by Radio; Rihanna Cancels on Jakarta

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    Chris Brown has been canceled, while Rihanna has canceled once again.

    Brown, who's under investigation for allegedly beating his "Umbrella" singer girlfriend, has been completely nixed by a Cleveland radio station. WAKS "Kiss" FM 96.5 has dropped "Forever," "Kiss Kiss" and all other tracks by the 19-year-old R&B star from its on-air playlist.

    "After the alleged incident, the phones exploded," evening host Java Joel said on the channel's website. "It's all that people wanted to talk about. They were outraged at his alleged behavior and wondered why we were continuing to support his music. I agreed and immediately pulled all Chris Brown songs from my show until this thing shakes out in the legal system."

    Station program director Bo Williams adds, "I then made the decision to rid the whole station of Chris Brown songs while this plays out. We are fans of Chris Brown's music, and this is not something that will last forever. But it appears that Chris has made some poor choices, we are following the lead of our listeners, and we will not be supporting Chris Brown on 96.5 Kiss FM in Cleveland until the alleged situation gets resolved."

    In the meantime, Rihanna has scuttled yet another appearance of her own.

    The stunning singer will not be performing in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, on Thursday, as originally planned.

    This is the second time this particular show has been delayed, and it won't likely be rescheduled.

    "We spoke to Tony Goldring of William Morris Agency, and he said the concert had to be canceled because of an assault case involving Rihanna's boyfriend," local promoter Troy Reza Warokka told Agence France Presse.

    "He offered to reschedule but we don't think we'll take it up, not this year at least. This is her second postponement. Her fans are traumatized and we've spent so much money on production and promotional materials."

    The "Disturbia" singer postponed her sold-out Friday performance in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, earlier this week.

    (Originally published Feb. 11, 2009 at 7:22 a.m. PT.)

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