Saudi Arabian singer arrested after dabbing during concert (VIDEO)
A Saudi Arabian singer Abdallah Al Shaharani was arrested after performing 'the dab' – a banned dance move – on stage.Al Shaharani has apologised for dabbing at a concert.
The dab is a dance move in which a person points one arm upwards towards the sky while bowing their head into their other arm. However, the move is said by some to reference smoking highly potent cannabis oil.
Shaharani, an actor, singer and TV host, claims he spontaneously broke into the move during an energetic performance in front of an adoring crowd on August, IBT reported.
The crowd went wild as he brazenly dabbed while wearing a traditional robe, showing disregard for the National Committee for Drug Control's decision to ban the practice.
Secretary-General of the committee, Abdul Ella Al Sharif, told Saudi media that the artist's dab was "contrary to the national strategy to combat drugs".
Sharif said local police have been directed to "apply the law against" Shaharani in the same way they would for all those who "incite or advocate for abuse of drugs".