Elissa answers back the Syrian Musician Union
Lebanese singer Elissa had previously decided to keep quiet and not comment on the Syrian Musician Union’s decision to ban her and other female singers from singing in Syria.
According to the London daily Elaph, head of the Union had accused Elissa of not paying her taxes for her concerts in Syria; therefore, the union decided to ban her. The Lebanese singer was furious and had to put a stop to it.
During an interview, the Lebanese singer clears out that she only heard of the decision from the media and that she never received any official documents from the Syrian Musician Union stating that she is banned.
Elissa adds that such rumors have been going on for the past two years. The Lebanese singer did not have concerts on Syrian grounds for the past two years; therefore, such accusation are easily believed.
Elissa doesn’t comment on the list, which is made of female singer who use their bodies in order to sell their songs. Yet on the matter of not paying her taxes, Elissa states that her manager is the one who is in charge of her concerts and he is the one who usually pays the taxes in any country she sings in.