Ke$ha Banned from Performing in Malaysia; Concert Cancelled
Raunchy pop star Ke$ha found herself involved in a new controvery this weekend when Malaysian officials cancelled her concert on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur with almost NO warning.
Promoters, Livescape Asia, revealed that they'd been working with officials to 'modify' her show to fit decency rules and laws in Malaysia including lyrics, wardrobe, dialogues and set lists.
She took to Twitter to defend herself, noting that "to be clear. I did NOT cancel. I was not allowed to play. and then I was going to play anyways and was threatened with imprisonment." She further wrote "yesterday was hard for me.... i just wanna share my music and life with you guys. can't wait to let you in more in 4 days"
In 2005, at age 18, Kesha was signed to producer Dr. Luke's record label, Kemosabe Entertainment, and publishing company. Although an active musician since then, singing background vocals and writing songs for other artists, her breakthrough came in early 2009 after appearing on rapper Flo Rida's number-one single, "Right Round". Her debut album,Animal and her first extended play, Cannibal, were released in 2010. Kesha's irreverent music and image propelled her to immediate commercial success, withAnimal debuting as the number-one album in the US. She also achieved two number-one singles, "Tik Tok" and "We R Who We R", and a string of top ten hitsfrom the album and its re-release.
At the same time, she continued to write songs for other artists, including "Till the World Ends" for pop singer Britney Spears. Warrior, her second studio album was released in December 2012, spawning Kesha's eighth top-ten hit with "Die Young". "Tik Tok" is the second best-selling digital single in history, selling over 14 million units internationally.