A pop singer has been jailed for two years after she ate a banana suggestively while wearing skimpy clothing in her music video.
The Egyptian singer, Shaimaa Ahmed, who is commonly known by her stage name Shyma, was jailed for ‘inciting debauchery’ after the video showed her standing before a classroom of young men.
In the clip, a blackboard behind her is scrawled with the words ‘Class #69’, and she proceeds to eat an apple and a banana while pouring milk over the fruit.
The video, which was filmed for her song ‘I have issues,’ prompted huge controversy in Egypt’s largely conservative society — and was widely discussed on TV before prosecutors ordered her arrest.
Now, an Egyptian court has jailed the singer for two years – but she can appeal the verdict at a higher court.
The video’s director was also fined and sentenced to two years in absence after creating the controversial clip.
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