Miley Cyrus Concert Banned in the Dominican Republic

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Miley Cyrus Concert Banned in the Dominican Republic

The singer's acts often go against the country's moral customs, and so may violate DR law.

Published August 22, 2014

Miley Cyrus is slated to take her Bangerz Tour over to the Dominican Republic on Sept. 13, but it looks like she won't get to show off her infamous twerking skills as a DR government commission has banned her from performing.

According to the Associated Press, the commision said in a statement issued on Thursday (Aug. 21) that it made the decision to prevent the singer from performing because she often "undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law."

This is not the first time that Cyrus's onstage antics have caused an uproar. Since the tour's commencement, several concertgoers — and their parents — have dubbed much of the production as vulgar and unnecessary.

Tickets for the show range from $27 to $370 and have been on sale since July.

In the past, the commission has banned music that it considers distasteful from the airwaves, including some from Puerto Rican band Calle 13.

Neither Cyrus's reps nor the Dominican Republic have commented on the ban. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Moriba Cummings


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