Jamaican Dancehall artiste Sean Paul has cancelled a New Year’s gig in the Maldives amid death threats.

Sean Paul, whose given name is Sean Paul Henriques, issued a statement to the media Monday.

“Unfortunately, the world has reached a point where cyber threats must affect real life decisions. With that said, due to safety concerns for my crew and the people of the Maldives attending the Tourist Arrival Countdown, it is with deep regret that I have come to the difficult decision to cancel my appearance,” Sean Paul’s statement read in part.