Haifa Wahbi, fed up with Morocco
Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi has requested that her business manager cancel all trips to Morocco and to refuse all requests to hold concerts or interviews with the Moroccan press.
According to Al Massa daily, Haifa’s decision is due to the mistreatment she faced during her recent visit to Morocco. Haifa claims she was searched in an inappropriate manner by a female security officer at the airport. When Haifa asked why she was being mistreated, the officer said that she simply does not like her.
In addition, during an interview Haifa held with a Moroccan television station she walked off the set after reviewing the pre-prepared questions, claiming they were drafted to insult her.
Meanwhile, Haifa has begun the countdown for the release of her upcoming album. She produced the album herself, although assigned 'Rotana' the responsibility of distribution.
Haifa's newest music video music video for the song "Boos Al Wawa" (Kiss the Booboo), has received criticism for being inappropriate. Filming of the clip lasted for three days.
In the clip Haifa plays a babysitter who is hired by a couple to take care of their one year old child. She begins to care for the child, feeding him and attending to his needs, and suddenly her lover appears, played by an Italian model. Haifa takes the baby with her to meet him.
Haifa was recently in Cairo to record songs for her upcoming album, scheduled for release in the near future. The singer also held work sessions with a number of composers.
Haifa recently gave a performance in Syria, and will begin a tour around the Arab world stopping in Lebanon, Qatar, UAE, and Egypt.
The singer explained that she wanted to try something new outside production company guidelines, and so decided to produce her own album.