KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Authorities in Muslim-majority Malaysia have banned a planned concert by U.S. pop singer Ke$ha after deciding it would hurt cultural and religious sensitivities.
Concert organizer Livescape said it received a letter about the decision on the eve of the show that was to be held Saturday at a Kuala Lumpur stadium.
The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia said separately that it was rejecting the application for Ke$ha to perform for reasons of religion and culture.
The ministry's statement did not elaborate. Ke$ha, whose hits include "Tik Tok" and "Die Young," has songs that make explicit references to sex and liquor.
Last month, Malaysian officials also barred a performance by American metal band Lamb of God, accusing the Grammy-nominated group's work of being blasphemous.
Ke$ha and her team had previously agreed to modify their planned show in Malaysia, including making changes to her song lyrics and wardrobe, to comply with the government's general guidelines for performers, Livescape said in its statement.
Livescape said it was losing more than 1.1 million ringgit ($350,000) because of the ban. It urged the Malaysian government to "engage in a productive dialogue" with concert promoters to prevent similar incidents.
Bieber was reportedly <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/justin-bieber-banned-indoor-skydiving_n_3491280.html" target="_blank">banned from Las Vegas Indoor Skydiving</a> after he used the facility but subsequently backed out of a payment deal he'd agreed on.
The "Mean Girls" actress was reportedly banned from the Chateau Marmont after running up <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/29/lindsay-lohan-banned-hotel-chateau-marmont_n_1840210.html" target="_blank">an unpaid bill</a> totaling $46,350.
According to the New York Daily News, the "Jersey Shore" cast member <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/jersey-shore-cast-member-deena-cortese-banned-bar-seaside-heights-2-years-article-1.1158444" target="_blank">was banned for two years</a> from Spicy Cantina & Mexican Grille in Seaside Heights, N.J., after she "walked on the bar, fell down and stood on someone’s table while they were eating" while intoxicated.
In 2011, <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/hotels_cold_shoulder_charlie_24hfLxTylYlocyU0nUJhyJ" target="_blank">the New York Post reported</a> that Sheen was unwelcome at The Plaza after trashing a hotel room.
According to People, Hilton <a href="http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20417744,00.html" target="_blank">was banned from the Las Vegas resorts</a> Wynn and Encore following her 2010 arrest for possession of cocaine.
In 2007, Spears was <a href="http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/item_8iduPT5WQdAAhAo2jWxmvI" target="_blank">allegedly banned</a> from the Chateau Marmont for "weird" behavior.
The "Starships" singer <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/nicki-minaj-kicked-london-dorchester-hotel-fan-fight-breaks-ambulance-called-article-1.153618" target="_blank">was booted from London's Dorchester Hotel </a>after a fight broke out among her fans and an ambulance was called.
In 2010, the rapper reportedly learned he was banned from the Wynn Hotel because the hotel's management "<a href="http://www.tmz.com/2010/11/09/lil-wayne-las-vegas-drake-tryst-wynn-hotel/" target="_blank">didn't want any trouble."</a>