Miley Cyrus' tour promoter is challenging Dominican Republic officials' decision to ban the pop superstar from performing in the Caribbean country on morality grounds.
Late last month (Aug14), authorities at the nation's commission which oversees public performances pulled the plug on the Wrecking Ball hitmaker's planned show in Santo Domingo on 13 September (14), amid fears the provocative star's Bangerz gig will include "acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law".
They also expressed concerns over her "unsuitable costumes" and use of "language and images which encourage sex and violence" among the reasons for their decision.
However, Cyrus' show promoter is fighting the ruling and has filed a legal challenge to have the ban lifted to allow the singer to press ahead with what had been billed as her first concert in the Dominican Republic.
The promoter cites the country's own constitution in the filing, which argues the nation's officials have no right to ban artistic expression, according to Eonline.com.
Cyrus, 21, has upset parent groups and critics in recent years with naked videos, twerking, thrusting and crotch grabbing at concerts and references to her love of marijuana onstage.