Kesha banned from performing in Malaysia
Los Angeles: Pop star Kesha has been banned from performing in Malaysia after officials deemed her music directly conflicted with their countries’ religious beliefs.
The 26-year-old singer was set to perform in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. Unfortunately for fans of the LA born performer, officials refused to change their stance on her appearance at the Stadium Negara, reported TMZ online.
It seems the application for her live performance was declined at the last minute.
The concert promoters, LiveScape, made the announcement and claimed they were "distraught" to have to cancel the concert owing to the official ruling. The company pointed out they were financially at a loss.
Even though Kesha’s representatives suggested changes to the show, including wardrobe and song lyrics, they refused to alter their decision.
The official decision, as offered in a statement by the representative for the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, was simply due to "reasons of religion and culture." The reason is likely to be due to Kesha’s controversial and explicit lyrics, particularly those which refer to alcohol and sex.
Kesha is set to perform in Tokyo, Japan on November 12. PTI