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Taylor Swift shows in Singapore cause bad blood with neighboring countries

Pedestrians walk past advertising for U.S. pop music sensation Taylor Swift in the Shibuya district of Tokyo on Feb. 6, 2024, a day ahead of the first show of her highly anticipated Japan tour. The 14-time Grammy winner on February 7 kicks off the Asia-Pacific leg of her "Eras" world tour with dates in Japan, Australia and Singapore. (Richard A. Brooks/AFP via Getty Images)
Pedestrians walk past advertising for U.S. pop music sensation Taylor Swift in the Shibuya district of Tokyo on Feb. 6, 2024, a day ahead of the first show of her highly anticipated Japan tour. The 14-time Grammy winner on February 7 kicks off the Asia-Pacific leg of her "Eras" world tour with dates in Japan, Australia and Singapore. (Richard A. Brooks/AFP via Getty Images)

Pop star Taylor Swift plays a string of shows in Singapore this week. But the concerts – and what the government did to secure them – have caused bad blood between Singapore and its neighbors.

Sherisse Phan reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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