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Yo, Osaka. We're really happy for you, but Kuala Lumpur has one of the best Beyoncé-worthy venues of all time...

We could only hope that's it went down when the Bootylicious One agreed to bring her world tour to Malyasia next month, two years after scrapping a concert there due to anger by Islamic activists over her gyrating stage antics and titillating costumes.

Her website confirmed a stadium gig in the capital city on Oct. 25.

"Beyoncé for the first time ever has decided to make Malaysia part of her 'I Am' World Tour," a Knowles-sanctioned statement reads.

Malaysia's Islamic opposition party has already begun mumruring about a protest. The nation traditionally forced foreign performers to adhere to a strict dress code and code of conduct that includes no jumping shouting, hugging or kissing onstage.

Beyoncé isn't the only artist to run into trouble in Malaysia. Similar complaints have surfaced there in recent years about cleavage-baring performances by the likes of Gwen Stefani, the Pussycat Dolls and Avril Lavigne.


Yo! This is a good story and all, but we can't get enough of the Interrupting Kanye meme. Check out the best-of here.

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