By: Steve Dellar | 11-21-2017 | Entertainment
Photo credit: Screengrab Shyma Video I have Issues

Egyptian Female Singer Arrested For Eating Banana In Video

Though Egyptian youths are quite ready and with the times now that internet is widespread, the authorities in the Muslim country are clearly not that far yet.

Local singer Shaimaa Ahmed , known under her stage name Shyma, was arrested by Egyptian police on Saturday for an offense labeled as "inciting debauchery."

The 25-year-old was seen in the clip, called ‘I have issues’ teaching a class full of men about ‘Class 69’, dressed in some parts in her underwear whilst eating a banana suggestively and licking an apple.

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Shyma has since apologized to people who took the video "in an inappropriate way."

"I didn't imagine all this would happen and that I would be subjected to such a strong attack from everyone."

Her Facebook account has since been deleted by the Egyptian authorities. The famous singer decided to go for a more provocative manner for her newest single but clearly had miscalculated the reaction this would get from authorities.

The conservatives Youm al-Sabaa newspaper immediately wrote: "Shyma presents a lesson in depravity to youths," after the video was released.

Shyma was reportedly held for a week, her concerts for the next three months have all been cancelled and her social media accounts have been deleted.

Under new Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, similar cases have come to light in which young artists were subjected to strict morality laws, reminiscent of judiciairy upheld in Saudi Arabia.

Another female artist was arrested and jailed for one year during 2015 after her raunchy dance video “Let Go of My Hand” became viral over the social media.


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Anonymous No. 12394 2017-11-21 : 16:00

Egypt not ready…

this anon No. 12412 2017-11-21 : 20:59

Good for Egypt.

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