Tik tok, Malaysia has called time on Ke$ha...
The raunchy singer claims that authorities in the country refused to allow a Kuala Lumpur concert venue, because of fears her explicit lyrics would upset cultural sensitivities in the majority Muslim country.
The American artist, who was set to play her Warrior Tour concert at Stadium Negara on Saturday, tweeted to her fans:
to be clear. I did NOT cancel. I was not allowed to play. and then I was going to play anyways and was threatened with imprisonment.— ke$ha (@keshasuxx) October 26, 2013
Concert organizer Livescape said it received a letter about the decision on the eve of the show, according to the Associated Press.
“For full disclosure, our application was submitted on Sept 10, 2013. The official letter rejecting our application was only sent to us at 11:24am Friday alongside two backdated letters rejecting our application dated Oct 1 and Oct 18," the promoter told Malaysia's Star newspaper.
“As of the time this statement was written, we have yet to receive an official explanation on the reasons for the cancellation of the Ke$ha Warrior Tour.
“Livescape would like to go on record to state that we have always adhered to all guidelines set forth by Puspal,”
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia spokesman said it was a unanimous decision to cancel the gig because it “touched on religious sensitivities and Malaysian values” but did not elaborate further.