US pop star Britney Spears will tone down her stage costumes and risqué dance routines in respect to the UAE’s Muslim culture when she plays in Abu Dhabi this month, a source said.
The pop princess is the opening act for the emirate’s Formula 1 after-race concert, headlining a bill that includes Beatles star Paul McCartney, US band Incubus and British outfit The Cult.
A source close to the star told Arabian Business that Spears would amend her performance to avoid offending local customs during her Yas Island show.
A review of Spears’ Femme Fatale concert tour in British newspaper the Daily Mail said the American singer wore “skimpy costumes… showing off her stomach, legs, and as much else as she could get away with.
“The singer bared a great deal of midriff throughout the show, at one point wearing only a pink sequined bikini top on her upper half, paired with the briefest of denim hot pants.”
Britney, who has sold more than 100 million records worldwide with hits such as ‘Baby One More Time’ and ‘Toxic’, is set to play on 11 November.