Alissa denies the existence of a disagreement with Ragheb Alamah
Lebanese singer Alissa has denied any disagreement with Lebanese singer Ragheb Alamah and poet Mohammed Al-Rifa'I, stressing that these rumors are created by cheap media. Alissa had a duet with Ragheb when she was in her beginnings but she asserted that she will not do another duet unless it's international like the one she did with Chris De Burg.
Alissa is currently putting together her father's poems in a book and is choosing one of them to sing as a special dedication in his memory. Despite her continuous rejection to act Alissa is currently thinking to start an acting career after being convinced that acting might push her career forward.
Previously, Ragheb had expressed his anger at Alissa during a concert on New Year’s Eve where the two sang their duet “Bitgheeb Bitrouh” (You Disappear and You Leave). Ragheb’s anger was a result of the advertising banners that were focused mainly on Alissa and barely featured him, saying he is the reason behind her success and therefore he should have at least received the same amount of advertising if not more.
Ragheb had also added that he regrets his duet with Alissa and had sworn to never repeat it again. But Alissa said that she does not believe that Ragheb had made any such comments towards her. She also stressed that she holds high respect for the singer and is grateful to him for giving her the opportunity to sing with him.
Alissa finally held a press conference in Egypt, organized by the production company Rotana, to talk about her latest album “Ahla Dunia” (The Perfect World), and expressed her happiness at the success the album has so far witnessed in Egypt. Alissa revealed that personal reasons were behind the delay of her press conference in Egypt.
According to the London based Elaph, Alissa revealed that at the current time she has not begun any preparations for her upcoming album, wanting to take time off to relax. She added that she intends on shooting a new video clip for the song “Irja’ Lil Shook” (Come back to Love) in the near future, but has not decided on a director yet.
Alissa noted that she is prepared to go into the acting world, but has not received any tempting offers to mark her debut. The singer denied the existence of any dispute between her and Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi, stressing that people are giving the matter more importance than it deserves. –Albawaba.com
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