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11 August 2017

Saudi Arabian Singer Arrested For ‘Dabbing’

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A Saudi Arabian singer has been arrested after he performed the famous ‘dab’ move during one of his performances.

Abdallah Al Shahani was performing during a concert last weekend when he did the ‘dab’ – the dance move made famous by sprint king Usain Bolt, whose made it his signature.

‘Dabbing’ is banned in Saudi Arabia as authorities claim it’s a reference to marijuana smoking – perhaps due to its origins in US rap culture.

A video of Al Shahani’s dab went viral on social media in the country, leading to his arrest.

The singer, who’s also a prominent actor and tv host in the deeply conservative Muslim nation, apologised for his actions on social media.

“I apologise to our respected government and to my audience for unintentionally and spontaneously making the dance move at Taif festival. Please accept my apology.” he wrote.

Living in Saudi Arabia seems like a lot of fun – only a few weeks ago, a woman was arrested for wearing a ‘mini skirt’ and no head scarf.

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