Ke$ha has been banned from taking her Warrior Tour to Malaysia and ‘threatened with imprisonment’ after the government deemed her show ‘touched on religious sensitivities and Malaysian values’.
The Die Young singer insisted she did not cancel her scheduled performance at Kuala Lumpur’s Stadium Negara on Saturday night.
‘To be clear. I did NOT cancel,’ she told her 3.5million followers on Twitter. ‘I was not allowed to play… and then I was going to play anyways and was threatened with imprisonment.’
Despite Ke$ha’s willingness to amend various elements of her show – including song lyrics and wardrobe – the concert was still pulled.
However, Jason Kong, head of PR for concert promoters Livescape, insists that while the songstress was advised to heed the warning and cancel the show, she was never threatened with jail time.
‘We advised her against it because the authorities would shut down the show,’ he said.
‘I don’t know where the imprisonment [part] came from. I don’t think anyone from the government was in touch with her. I think it was a tweet of frustration [from her].’
The 26-year-old is said to have been visibly upset upon hearing the news, only after she arrived in the capital, Kuala Lumpur, on Friday evening.
source: metro UK