Akon has been banned from playing in Sri Lanka after complaints from the country's Buddhist community about one of his videos.

According to reports, "Thousands of people protested in the country's capital, Colombo, on Monday (22.03.10), saying the singer desecrated the image of Buddha in his video for 'Sexy Chick' - which shows a group of bikini clad women dancing by a pool with a statue of Buddha clearly visible in the background."