Dabbing Leads Arabian Guy To Jail
The world’s popular dance move known as Dab has landed a popular Saudi singer, TV host and actor in problem after he was caught dabbing during a concert.
Dabbing, or the dab, is a simple dance move which was first popularized by hip-hop culture in America. The move involves a person dropping his head into the bent crook of a slanted arm, while raising the opposite arm in a parallel direction but out straight.
BBC reports that Abdallah Al Shahani was performing at a music festival in Taif, Saudi Arabia over the weekend when he pulled up the move on stage.
After video footage went viral, Al Shahani was reportedly arrested by authorities. Although, it’s unknown if he has been charged with the offense.
In the now viral video, Abdallah puts down his microphone in order to encourage the audience to clap along. He then rolls his arms and performs the ‘dab’, while the audience cheers him on. A lot of artists, celebrities, and even athletes in countries around the world dab while expressing themselves.
The Saudi Interior Ministry’s National Commission for Combating Drugs recently banned the dance move because they believe it references marijuana use.
Abdallah has since apologized for his actions, writing on Twitter: “I apologise to our respected government and to my audience for unintentionally and spontaneously making the dance move at Taif festival. Please accept my apology.”
Watch the video of Abdallah dabbing on stage below…