When Dabbing Goes Wrong: Saudi Singer Arrested For "Controversial" Of The Dance Moves

HipHop News Posted on August 10, 2017 at 4:46am

When Dabbing Goes Wrong: Saudi Singer Arrested For "Controversial" Of The Dance Moves

The dance move is banned in that country of the Middle East.

Ta'if, Saudi Arabia – Saudi arabia singer Abdallah Al-Shahani, according to reports, he was arrested for rubbing during a music festival in the city of Ta'if. The movement is banned in the conservative Middle East country and is considered highly controversial due to its perceived ties with the drug culture.

Images of The Shahani of the dab exploded across social media and prompted an apology to the author of the crime, who wrote on twitter, "I want to apologize to our respected government and to my audience to involuntarily and spontaneously, making step dancing at the festival of Taif. Please, accept my apologies."

The Saudi Ministry of the Interior the National Commission for the Fight against Drugs recently banned the movement, because they consider it to refer to marijuana. A poster published by the ministry of warn "people about the dangers of this [move] in the youth and the society, and is a warning against the imitation."

#حركة_الداب أوماتسمى بـ #الدابإيماناًمن #مكافحة_المخدرات #نبراسبتوعية الجميع tools مخاطرهاعلى النشء والمجتمع (والتحذير) من تقليدها 👇 pic.twitter.com/EAM5PPkNKh

— NCNC |الأمانة العامة (@NCNC_sa) on the 6th of August 2017

Believed to have originated in Atlanta's Hip Hop scene, to rub, where a person ducks their head towards your elbow bent, took American culture by storm (and continues to, despite of your course). All, from the 95-year-old actress Betty White, to Migos, to politicians, Hillary Clinton, and Paul Ryan, a multitude of athletes who have been "guilty" of performing the move.

See the dab in the heart of the controversy above.


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