Moroccan star Lamjarred releases new song after serving prison time for rape

Artist talks about prison ordeal in new song. (Screengrab: YouTube)

It was time to ‘let go’ of the past for Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred.

Upon completing prison time in France for a case of sexual harassment, Lamjarred released a new song complimented with a music video on his YouTube channel titled Let Go on Tuesday.

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Lamjarred composed and wrote the song himself while in pre-trial detention at one of France’s prisons, after a French girl accused him of ‘attempted rape’ on October 26, 2016.

The song’s distributor and director Jalal Hamdawi said in a statement to Morocco's “24 Today” that in the song, the artist talks about his ordeal while imprisoned. Some people have come to see that the lyrics are targeted to his accuser.

Let Go was an immediate hit, it earned about half a million views on YouTube within an hour of its release. Tens of thousands also expressed their views on different social media platforms.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49