The controversy stems from the tenuous relations on the divided Mediterranean island. Cyprus has been split since Turkey took hold of the north in 1974 in response to an attempted coup Athens made to unite the island with Greece.
The 410-room luxury hotel sits in the northern, Turkish-occupied side of Cyprus; Turkey is the only nation to recognize the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus as a legit government. The Greek Cypriots in the south were angered that J.Lo would perform there, especially since July is the anniversary of when the Turkish intervened and took control of the northern part of the island.
J.Lo is staying out of the politics. Her rep told TMZ, "Jennifer Lopez would never knowingly support any state, country, institution or regime that was associated with any form of human rights abuse."
But the hotel isn't letting Lopez off so easily. Hotel officials say that her contract doesn't allow for such cancellations and that they'll go to court. J.Lo better hope her upcoming album does well. She may need the extra cash.
[Photo: Cyprus Premier]