Lebanese singer Ragheb Alama was shocked when he heard of recent circulating rumors that a dispute between him and Egyptian singer Ehab Tawfiq had broken out over a song. Ragheb is amazed how such a rumor had spread so fast stressing that there is no form of dispute between him and Ehab over any song or anything else.
According to the London Based Elaph, it was rumored that Ragheb had wanted to include a song in his new album, but was shocked to learn that Ehab had already took it and bought the legal copyright for it. The dispute was said to have been created by composer Mahmoud Balkouneh had supposedly had promised the song to both singers.
Ragheb noted that the truth of the matter is, there is no such song that he is fighting over and that he has already chosen all the songs for his upcoming album long ago. The singer expressed extreme disappointment towards several media agencies who attempt to create problems between him and other singers, saying that such actions are unethical.
In reply to the circulating rumors that attacked Alama stating that he insulted Sudanese women publicly by calling them the ugliest in the world and his denial of the rumor, the singer announced that he is currently looking for a Sudanese woman to take part in his upcoming music video. The singer stressed that he wants to prove to everyone that he made no such remarks.
The Sudanese "Al Dar" daily had published in one of its papers that Ragheb had called all Sudanese females ugly and caused chaos and anger among all Sudanese females. Another Sudanese paper "Al Khartoum" held a personal interview with Ragheb to get a public statement from him and frankly stated that he had made no such remark and added that Sudanese women are a symbol of purity and dignity and he would never insult them in any way.
Ragheb revealed that he is seriously of filing a lawsuit against the "Al Dar" paper for publishing such false news and ruining his image in front of his Sudanese fans. Ragheb added that he intends on holding a series of concerts in Sudan to prove to the journalist, who wrote the lies about him, that he never made such remarks.
The singer had answered back to the rumors through his office stressing that he was shocked when he heard the news and would never make such remarks about anyone. The singer added that the rumors are cheap attempts by low life people who just want to create problems between him and his fans. Ragheb noted that he views all his fans equally and treats them with the utmost respect. He added that every Arab females are his sisters and he would never call anyone ugly or disgrace them in such an insensitive way. –Albawaba.com
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