Fans of popular American twerking sensation, Miley Cyrus, will have to wait a little bit longer to attend her show in Finland this summer. This is mainly due to the U.S. sanctions placed against various businessmen linked to President Vladimir Putin’s administration. The Wrecking Ball star was set to perform at the Helsinki’s Hartwell Arena in June but the show could be cancelled as a result of the strict sanctions.
The famous Hartwell Arena is reportedly owned by Gennady Timchenko and his brothers Boris and Arkady Rontenberg. The three are part of the U.S. sanctions list of persons under Putin’s inner circle. According to the sanctions, American citizens or businesses are not allowed to provide any economic resources to persons or businesses owned by Putin’s inner circles.
Other popular musicians who may be affected by the ban include Justin Timberlake, Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Robbie Williams and Aerosmith. However, according to Tom Stocker, one of the partners at Pinsent Mason law firm, the shows might continue as planned if money had already been paid. They can only be cancelled if there were some outstanding balances.
The event organizers argued that the company that owns the concert venue is not on the list of the sanctions imposed by the U.S. even though Timchemko is the owner. This raises the question of whether it is fair to cancel the show or not. Hartwell website has shown no intentions of cancelling the concerts as they are still featured at the front pages.
Meanwhile, Miley is currently mourning the death of his beloved puppy Floyd. The 21-year-old singer posted on Twitter that her precious pet had passed away and that she is heartbroken at the moment. She also added a picture of her kissing Floyd and explained, “I know I don’t really mean it but I wish I could have gone with him. This is so unbearable. What will I do without him?”
Miley Cyrus and her cute white dog have been close for years and the pop star used to post numerous photos of the two having a nice time together. She even apologized in advance to her fans in Boston if she does not perform according to their expectations during her tour. The grief-stricken singer posted, “I will try my best to perform my best.”
As if she knew the extent of pain ahead of her, Miley Cyrus was so emotional when she took a moment to pay tribute to her departed Alaskan Klee Kai dog during her concert in Boston.
“It is going to be hard for me on the next song I’ll be performing. I do not sound like myself and I do not feel like myself. But I just want to do one song,” the teary singer told the crowd.
“I know you guys already know why I am sad. My dog passed away and I should not say he was my favorite yet he was. I just want to do a song for him. When we were together, we used to listen to Fleetwood Mac. This was his favorite song. I want to do this song for him. Its name is Landslide.”
Miley Cyrus performed the song during the Boston show and broke down midway amid a roaring applause from the crowd. But the twerking sensation was strong enough to complete the entire song to the delight of her loyal fans.
By Andrew Wandola