Some social media users have slammed Ayasel Slay’s rap video about Mecca girls as insulting to city’s holiness.
The video was uploaded to Ayasel’s YouTube channel – which has since been removed – last week and featured her rapping in a cafe with a group of smiling children as her backup dancers.
“A Mecca girl is all you need/Don’t upset her, she will hurt you,” sang Ayasel, describing how a woman from Mecca exceeded all other Saudi women in beauty and strength.
Social media storm
The song has attracted strong reactions from social media, with racial undertones used in the hashtag #You_Are_Not_Mecca’s_Girls directed at Ayasel’s African origins.
“Enough of this depravity,” one user said, referring to the video. “I hope the punishment for this African woman will be imprisonment then deporting her back to her country.”
“Immediate deportation is the answer, in addition to holding every foreigner who claims to be from Mecca accountable,” one user said.
“Including all Somalis living here,” another replied in agreement.
Others spoke out against these comments.
“If anything needs to be deported, it is your racism, your arrogance, and your deep reverence for yourselves,” one Twitter user retorted.