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Oct 25, 2013 10:48 PM by Casey Woollard

Ke$ha banned in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA - Concert organizer Livescape said it received a letter Friday saying that authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia have banned a concert by U.S. pop singer Ke$ha after deciding it would hurt cultural and religious sensitivities.

She was set to perform Saturday at a Kuala Lumpur stadium.

The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia said separately that it was not allowing Ke$ha to perform for reasons of religion and culture.

Ke$ha, whose hits include "Tik Tok" and "Die Young," has songs that make explicit references to sex and liquor.

Last month, Malaysian officials also barred a performance by American metal band Lamb of God, accusing the Grammy-nominated group's work of being blasphemous.

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