Lucy denies being prosecuted for revealing too much
Egyptian belly dancer Lucy has denied being prosecuted by the Egyptian Musician Association or the Egyptian Censorship Committee over her latest music video for the song “Ya Imghair Hali”. Lucy added that she had read the news of her prosecution like everyone else through the press and was shocked to learn that such rumors were being spread.
According to the London based daily, Al Quds Al Arabi, Lucy stressed that such rumors occur by people who are jealous of the success she has achieved through her dancing and now singing career. The dancer/singer revealed that she is currently working on another album, which she believes has angered some of the female singers in the music industry, who she also strongly feels were behind such rumors.
Rumors had it that Lucy has been classified by the Egyptian Censorship Committee among the group of singers who are considered to be seductive and follow an inappropriate style in their music videos. A member of the Egyptian Musician Association has filed a complaint against the singer for using methods that are considered too demeaning stressing that she will face a possible elimination from the association. Lucy has received numerous criticism over her video and is also facing problems with the Egyptian Censorship Committee, which is demanding a banning of the clip
The release of Lucy’s video has caused uproar and chaos to break due to the fact that her appearance in the clip goes against all ethics and moral in the Arab world. The singer/dancer wore outfits that were considered too revealing and inappropriate for viewers. In the video, Lucy tries to seduce the owner by singing and dancing. Lucy stressed that she does not fear failure because she always seeks to try new things. She added that she has completed the recording of most of the songs from her first album.
Lucy showed no interest in the negative criticism she was bombarded with and simply stated she does not understand why she is being criticized for wearing her work costume, which is a belly-dancing outfit. She added that she is not doing anything disrespectful, but merely dancing in her clip, which is her original profession.
Officials at the Egyptian Broadcasting Production company were shocked when Egyptian belly dancer/actress Lucy presented them with a new request demanding a raise in her wage. The dancer stressed that she wants a 10 thousand pounds raise in her wage for each episode of the television series “Awraq Masrieh” (Egyptian Papers), which is going into its third season.
The raise that was predefined by the officials was a three thousand pound raise on her wage, which Lucy refused to agree to. The dancer stressed that she will not participate in the series unless her demands are met. –Albawaba.com
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