Yaser Sami denies insulting Ruby
Syrian director Yaser Sami denied intentions to insult controversial Egyptian singer Ruby in the song he directed “Ithajabi” (Wear the Hijab), and refused to be undertaken by her threats to sue him.
Sami asserted that he will launch the video clip in the very near future on several Arab satellite channels without deleting or changing any of the scenes.
He stated that the clip is in no way a direct attack against anyone and particularly Ruby.
According to the Qatar based daily, Al Raya, Ruby is threatening to sue the director for filming the video clip that features a little girl preparing to pray and in the process turns off a television set that is playing one of Ruby’s music videos.
Ruby said that the clip is an insult to her and she will file a lawsuit against the director Yasser Sami, if he airs the clip.
The clip was filmed for the new Syrian singer Hussam Al Hajj, for his song “Ithajabi” (Wear the ‘Hijab,’ (an Islamic headdress)). The song makes a political statement against music videos that feature scantily clad singers and dancers, which Al Hajj believes sends a negative message to viewers.
The singer has launched a major campaign in the hopes of changing her image, and removing her label as an indecent singer.
Her latest album is the first step in the right direction for Ruby as she presents a series of high quality songs.
Ruby’s music videos were previously banned from a local Egyptian television channel after the administration deemed they were inappropriate for the average viewer due to their provocative nature.
Although, it seems that the network has decided to change its policy regarding Ruby after she recently appeared as a guest on one of the channel’s most popular programs “Al Bait Baitak” (The House is your Home). On the show Ruby talked about her latest album “Misheet Wara Ihsasi” (I Followed my Feelings), which is scheduled for release in the coming days.
The network also began promoting Ruby’s album and painting a positive picture of her in front of its viewers, even providing them the opportunity to talk with Ruby live during the program.