Rihanna is promising no skimpy outfits when she goes to Malaysia next month for her Good Girl Gone Bad tour.
The R&B artist will take the stage in clothing that conforms to the country’s strict rules on performers’ dress, the concert’s organizers said Tuesday.
Under government guidelines, a female performer cannot reveal any skin from the top of her chest, including her shoulders, to her knees.
In an online commentary, a district branch of the opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party — which criticized Avril Lavigne’s on-stage moves as “too sexy” last year — said that Rihanna was “sexier and more dangerous” than Lavigne.
The country has a history of keeping a close eye on performers. A recent concert by Gwen Stefani was protested by conservative Muslim Malaysians, with Stefani eventually donning clothes that revealed little skin.
And organizers of a Pussycat Dolls concert were slapped with an indecency fine after the girl group was accused of flouting decency regulations in 2006.
Tickets for Rihanna’s show at a 16,000-capacity stadium in Kuala Lumpur went on sale Tuesday.