Government approves performance
Avril Lavigne has been given permission to perform in Malaysia despite being deemed too sexy by the government there earlier this week.
The Muslim nation’s Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministry announced earlier this week that the Canadian singer would not be allowed to perform two days before the nation will celebrate its Independence Day because “It’s not in the spirit of our National Day.
But it seems they’ve had a change of heart, and the show will go on as scheduled on August 29, says Lavigne.
“Well, I’ve actually been approved by the government to play a show,” she told MTV. “I’ve already sold 10,000 tickets there, so I will be going to put on a concert for the fans. They tend to, you know, sometimes not want Western artists in their country. I respect that, but at the same time, you know, there’s people that listen to music there and want to see their idols and stuff, so it’s all good: been approved by the government and [I’m] going to go put on a show and have fun.”
Other artists to have similar experiences with the Malaysian government include Gwen Stefani and The Pussycat Dolls.
–By our New York staff.