Miley Cyrus gig banned in Dominican Republic over morals

Miley Cyrus

It seems that her twerking has offended the government in the Dominican Republic because Miley Cyrus has been banned from performing in the capital.

She was scheduled to perform in Santo Domingo on 13 September.

Authorities say they have stopped the gig because she "undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law".

Tickets ranging in price from $27 (£16) to $370 (£223) have been on sale since July.

The Dominican Republic government commission that oversees public performances has previously banned songs from being played on the radio which it thinks are vulgar.

Neither Cyrus, nor concert organisers, have yet commented on the cancellation.

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Image caption Miley Cyrus will sit with Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne at the VMAs

She is expected to appear at this year's MTV Video Music Awards, although is not set to perform.

At last year's event she drew headlines after twerking alongside singer Robin Thicke during a duet of Blurred Lines.

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