The Grammy-nominated Dolls, who shot to fame in 2005 with their worldwide hit “Don’t Cha”, strutted their stuff at Malaysia’s hilltop Genting Highlands casino resort on Saturday, packed with 3,000 fans and industry A-listers.
They were just one act in a star-studded line-up that included Lewis, OneRepublic, Panic at the Disco, South Korean boy band Super Junior, The Click Five and US dance crew Jabbawockeez.
Singing their latest hit “When I Grow Up”, the Pussycat Dolls elicited screams from the hundreds of young fans in the mosh pit with their suggestive dance moves, but the girl group said they were not trying to be provocative.
“We are better prepared this time to perform in Malaysia and we have deep respect for the culture. It is about the music, not about sexy. We are going to respect the people of this country and the culture,” said Jessica Sutta.
The group came under fire last year from Muslim authorities here for their raunchy performances and sexy attire, which earned concert promoters a $2,700 fine.
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