Ke$ha banned from performing in Malaysia: 'My Crazy Beautiful Life' star threatened with imprisonment
It's a bad day to be an animal in Malaysia ... that's "animal" as in the name of Ke$ha's fandom.
The singer and "My Crazy Beautiful Life" star has been banned from performing in Malaysia. She was forced to cancel her concert Kuala Lumpur stadium on Saturday (Oct. 26), after authorities threatened to imprison her because they decided her gig would harm cultural and religious sensitivities in the Muslim-majority country.
''I love my Malaysian animals so so much," the 26-year-old tweeted. "xx I tried animals.''
Ke$ha later clarified that she did not cancel her concert of her own volition. ''to be clear. I did NOT cancel. I was not allowed to play," Ke$ha tweeted. "and then I was going to play anyways and was threatened with imprisonment."
The concert organizer Livescape urged the Malaysian government to ''engage in a productive dialogue'' with concert promoters to prevent similar incidents from happening. Livescape received a letter about the ban as late as Friday night (Oct. 25), resulting in losing more than $350,000 as a result of the ban.
Ke$ha isn't giving up on Malaysia, though. The singer and her team vowed to make changes to her performance in Malaysia, to make it more appropriate for her fans there. She offered to change some of her song lyrics and wear more modest clothing to comply with the government's strict guidelines for performers. No word yet on whether or not the changes will do any good.