Alicia Keys Kicks Butts At Her Gig
07/31/2008 AT 09:00 AM EDT
The Grammy-winner requested Philip Morris stop promoting her show in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, where she's scheduled to play Thursday.
The tobacco company had been co-sponsoring the gig, but Keyes stubbed out their involvement Wednesday.
"I am an unyielding advocate for the well-being of children around the world and do not condone or endorse smoking," the performer said in a statement released by her record company, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, the Associated Press reports.
"Whether tobacco sponsorship of music events leads to youth smoking is a matter of serious debate," the company said in a statement. "Having considered the facts in this specific instance, we have decided to withdraw all branding associated with this concert."
The American corporation did not state how much it paid for its involvement in the event – and remains mute on whether it will demand its money back.
Keys has just finished recording the new James Bond theme song, a duet with the White Stripes' Jack White.