Egyptian singer Shireen Abd al Wahab stated that she
welcomes the idea of singing in Algeria, and at the same time denied the rumors
about placing impossible conditions to avoid holding concerts there. and I
explained the fact that the dispute over pay 90 thousand dollars.
According to the internet website MBC.net, Shireen said
that the differences raised by the famous football match in 2010 World Cup between
Egypt and Algeria are over, and the relationship between the two countries can
not be affected by anything.
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Shireen strongly denied rumors in press reports that she
refused to sing in Algeria indirectly and resorted to asking an exaggerated
wage of 90 thousand dollars to hold a concert. Press reports also stated that
Shireen intentionally is refraining from singing in Algeria because her heart
is still wounded by the crisis that erupted between Egypt and
She explained that there is a misunderstanding regarding
her request to be paid an amount of 90-thousand dollars for her concert in Algeria.
Shireen said, "What happened is that the person responsible for organizing
concerts in Algeria, held a telephone conversation with Muhammad my brother,
and was inquiring about what amound I get paid to hold concerts and my brother replied
that I get 90 thousand dollars."
shireen stressed that this amount is tentative and
subject to negotiation at the time an agreement is reached. She added that her
brother had briefly discussed with her his telephone conversation with the
Algerian agent, due to the fact that she, Shireen, was filming the song “Mati’tathirsh”
(Don’t Apologize) and was very occupied. Shireen also said that she never made
any remark saying she refuses to sing Algeria and would not consider saying
such a thing.