April 10, 2023 – 6:00 PM – Morocco
Faudel, a French-Algerian rai singer who has held Moroccan citizenship since 2011, responded to the criticism he received on social media after his statements about Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune.
In an interview with Moroccan radio sounds A reporter asked Faudel what he would say if he could talk to the Algerian president for 3 to 5 minutes. The rai singer replied “Come and have tea in Morocco. I will welcome you and take you for a motorcycle ride”.
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The singer’s response sparked many reactions from Algerian netizens, including his friend’s cousin, Cheb Khaled, who stated on Facebook that Algeria is a “red line” that cannot be crossed. For some Algerian netizens, Faudel’s reaction was a lack of respect for Abdelmadjid Tebboune in particular and Algeria in general. Others speak of treason and call for a boycott of his music.
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In response to the controversy, the “Moon Bay” singer posted a video clip on social media explaining that he is of Algerian origin, was born in France and has a Moroccan heart. Faudel, a Moroccan citizen since 2011, stated that his intention was not to insult the Algerian president and that he respects everyone.
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