Egyptian singer Shabaan Abd Al Rahim considers himself behind the start of Egypt’s January 25 Revolution, which overthrew the government of former President Husni Mubarak. Shabaan stated that the success of his song about the inflation of prices moved people to go against the former regime of Mubarak and demand change.
Shabaan said that he sings for the people and for actual events. He added that he is the cause of the revolution and that when sugar prices increased he sang about the subject and refused to accept the constant increase in prices. He added that when tomato prices sky rocketed he sang about the subject as well.
Shabaan denied rumors that he wants to be a member of parliament, stressing that he does not want to be a representative of a small number of people, but rather wants to be able to speak for the majority of the population. He added that if the day comes and he decides to run for presidential elections, then that would be a better situation for him.