Syrian singer Asalah Nasri has decided to pull out of the Arab Musical Festival, which is scheduled to begin in December at the Cairo Opera House in Egypt, after learning that her foe Syrian singer Mayada Al Hinawi will be present. The two singers have been in a verbal war since January, when a heated dispute erupted after Asalah publicly described Mayada as an old woman.
According to the Gulf daily, once Asalah realized that Mayada will be at the festival she demanded such a high wage from the officials, who are organizing the event, not including the wage of her band. Asalah insisted on her stance and being paid such a high price hinting her desire to pull out and apologize for being unable to take part in the festival.
The heated dispute erupted between Hinawi and Nasri when the latter described Mayada as an old woman publicly in a live TV interview, and said that Mayada has reached such an old age and was outdated.
Mayada became furious and attacked Asalah saying she has no respect for anyone and in turn does not deserve to be respected. Asalah tried to explain to Mayada that she did not mean what she said in the manner it was interpreted, but Mayada refused to accept any excuse from her. Mayadah also refused to accept Asalah’s apology saying that she does not deserve to be forgiven after her rude comments.
The dark gray cloud that had been covering Asalah’s life this past year has finally cleared away as the singer retreated on a previous decision to separate from her husband. The couple had finally decided to make amends after countless problems and disputes that took over their lives.
Family members and friends had to intervene to get the couple back together and finally after endless efforts, Asalah has returned to her husband’s home to be with him and their two children. The couple had made it a point to travel once more together in a way going on a second honeymoon to ensure that all is well.
Mayada has once again returned to the music scenes and released a new album, which features six new songs. The singer had decided that the time is now right for her to release her new album after being away for such a long period of time.
Mayada stressed that the main reason behind her long absence is mainly due to the fact that she feels the music world has lost the essence of good music and the overcrowding of so many new singers to the scenes has caused her to step back not wanting to be compared to anyone who is called a singer simply because they hold a microphone. –Albawaba.com