A Cairo court has dropped a case filed against the famous Lebanese artist Haifa Wehbe, after the Nubian Egyptian Lawyer’s Association withdrew their complaint.
The Nubian Association, a non-Arab minority in Egypt, said they had accepted Haifa’s apology and commended her removal of degrading lyrics from her song “Baba Feen” (Where Is Daddy).
During the hearing on 22 December, Haifa’s lawyer presented the court with a record of the new song lyrics that omitted the phrase “Nubian Monkey.”
Haifa’s lawyer said that Haifa removed the offensive lyrics after she bought the rights to the song from the writer Mustafa Kamel.
Haifa’s lawyer apologized on her behalf and asserted her respect for the Nubian people.
Haifa’s lawyer also said that the new copy of the song without the offensive lyrics had been distributed to all earth and satellite channels, and that it is now their responsibility not to air the previous version.
The president of the Nubian Association said that he considers the removal of the offensive lyrics a victory for the Nubian people.