Egypt singer held for 'inciting debauchery' in music video
24 November 2017
An Egyptian singer has reportedly been detained for a week after she appeared in a music video in her underwear while suggestively eating a banana.
Shaimaa Ahmed, a 25-year-old known professionally as Shyma, was arrested by Egyptian police on Saturday on suspicion of "inciting debauchery".
It came after the racy video for her song, I Have Issues, sparked outrage in the socially conservative country.
She has apologised to people who took the video "in an inappropriate way".
"I didn't imagine all this would happen and that I would be subjected to such a strong attack from everyone," she wrote on her now-deleted Facebook page.