The disputes between Saudi poet Sarah Al Hajiri and Lebanese
controversial singer Jad Shuwari have escalated and taken a new turn. Sarah’s
managing office has released a press release stating that Sarah demands that
her name be removed from Jad’s latest album. The poet threatened that if her
demand is not met she will take legal actions to stop the album and have all
the copies with her name on them removed from the market.
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According to the London based Elaph, Sarah was shocked when
she learned that her name was included in Jad’s album “Eishha Kiddah” (Live it
like this) and specifically next to the song “Hibeena” (Love Me), which is originally
by the late legendary singer Fareed Al Atrash. Sarah stressed that she has
nothing to do with the song and has asked Jad to immediately have her name
removed from the album’s credits and if he does not comply she will file a
lawsuit against him.
In the past, Sarah had stopped two filmed music videos of
which the songs are written and produced by her. Both clips were directed by
Jad the first for singer Michelen Khalifa and the second by Ewan. Sarah had
stopped the songs from airing due to her dissatisfaction with the final outcome
of the videos, in turn sparking disputes between her and Jad.