ALICIA KEYS SNUBS BUTTS

Published on: July 31, 2008
ALICIA KEYS SNUBS BUTTS

Singer Alicia Keys got pushy with a cig manufacturer who was sponsoring her concert in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Phillip Morris International has torn down billboards and posters sponsoring the Keys show after the thrush got wind of their promotion.

"I am an unyielding advocate for the well-being of children around the world and do not condone or endorse smoking," Key stated in a letter released by her record company Sony BMG.

In the US major tobacco companies are prohibited from sponsorships of concerts but there are no such regulations for the nicotine fiends of Indonesia.  The Keys concert was backed by brand A Mild cigarettes, a Phillip Morris affiliate.

Phillip Morris International did not reveal whether it was demanding money back or how much it had shelled out to sponsor the concert.