Saudi singer arrested for dabbing

It’s the move that became a global phenomenon after being used by footballers such as Paul Pogba and singers such as Jason Derulo.

But dabbing has landed a Saudi singer in jail.

Video has emerged of Abdallah Al Shaharani pulling off the dance move during a performance in Taif in the Middle Eastern country.

In the clip he puts down his microphone and starts getting the audience clapping along with the music.

He then performs a dance move with his arms before breaking out the dab.

But the craze is officially banned in Saudi Arabia as the country’s anti-drug authority consider it a reference to marijuana and other narcotics.

Abdul-Ella Al-Sharif, the secretary general of the national committee for drug control, told local news outlet Okaz the laws “apply to everyone and does not exclude anyone”.

He added: “We are working to protect children and members of the society.”

Al Saharan has apologised for his actions, saying: “I apologize to our respected government and to my audience for unintentionally and spontaneously making the dance move at Taif festival. Please

The case is now being investigated by the committee.

The dab first appeared in Atlanta rapper Skippa da Flippa’s 2014 video ‘How Fast Can You Count It,’ and later went on to become an internet craze.

Even politicians such as Hilary Clinton and Jeremy Corbyn have leapt on the bandwagon and performed the dab.


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