Rotana sends an official warning to Haifa Wahbi
Since the participation of Lebanese singer Haifa Wahbi in the prestigious Carthage Festival in Tunisia disputes had erupted between the singer and her production company Rotana, which had exclusively sponsored the event. The main thing behind the disputes is Haifa’s public announcement to the press that Rotana was not behind her participation in the grand event and that she had received an invitation from an official Tunisian party (the Ministry of Information).
Haifa had also stated that Rotana attempted to stop her from taking part in the festival for some unknown reasons. The situation since that time had gotten worse, especially by Haifa’s constant announcements to the press saying that her contract with Rotana is about to end and that she does not think of renewing it.
The disputes escalated tremendously when Haifa’s latest music video was being aired on the music channel Melody, which is a competitor of Rotana. When word reached Rotana, officials went into a rage stressing that the contracts between them and any of their singers forbids the latter of airing their music videos anywhere beside Rotana’s music channel and channels that they have agreements with. Officials at Rotana sent a warning to Haifa and to Melody demanding that the airing of the music video is stopped immediately.
Wahbi has announced that she has nothing to do with the image people have classified her with as a seductive and inappropriate singer. She added that many have attempted to imitate her but in an incorrect way stressing that the video clips she makes are classical. Haifa noted that she feels disgusted when watching video clips of seductive singers who wear inappropriate cloths revealing most of their body parts and use glitter on their skin stressing that they are far from being real singers. The singer expressed her joy at the popularity she has reached since the start of her singing career stressing that she never thought she would reach this point if it weren’t for her fans.
Haifa added that she never dreamt of taking part in such prestigious music festivals like Carthage and others during the summer. The singer revealed that people have come to like her because she is a sincere and natural singer and does not pretend to be something she as not as is the case with other female singers.
Wahbi is in the process of shooting her upcoming music video for the song "Bidi Eish" (I Want to Live) under the direction of Saeed Al Marouq. The new song is part of her latest album and is written and composed by prominent Lebanese composer Elias Rahbani.
The song "Bidi Eish" is the main song of the new album, which she has already recorded most of the songs for in order to have it ready for release during the Muslim holiday Eid El Fitr. -Albawaba.com