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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Nawal Zoghbi is Ripping off Jennifer Lopez

Arabic music industry has a notorious reputation of hijacking ideas and concepts from western counterparts.

These days, however, Arabic music video directors are taking it up a notch. They are actualy ripping off concepts from western TVCs.

I watched Nawal's latest clip
Yama Aalo and couldn't help not noticing the striking resemblance of the Lebanese Pop star’s dance routine to Jennifer Lopez's LIVE perfume TV spot.

I took a few screenshots for you to see for yourself.

Fine. There is nothing wrong in getting "inspired”. But for heaven's sake… don't copycat the exact same thing! The long red scarf, the dance moves even the camera close-ups... give us the benefit of doubt at least!


  • Yep the red scarf. the twisting what can i say...

    Lack of creativity...If you take a closer look at almost all the arabic video clips you will at least get a good amount of hijacked videos.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 18, 2006 at 12:23 AM  

  • Now they are hiring Americans and Europeans directors to do the trick, and the outcome is : paying a hell lots of money for the same hijacked video but with an "A" calls signature... sheesh.. they should start readying about the word 'creativity'.

    And Moryarti.. fours post in the same day? I am impressed ;)

    By Blogger Restless in Dubai, at December 18, 2006 at 9:47 AM  

  • This isn't her first music video rip-off.. a few years ago she ripped off one of the Spice Girls minor hits

    And now see her version

    By Blogger Zaydoun, at December 18, 2006 at 1:57 PM  

  • Mori, What about Elissa's smashing hit Basstannak? the angel wings? Jennifer Lopez's dresses??

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at December 18, 2006 at 6:03 PM  

  • Ema .. you are right .. i think it all started in the mid 90s with Amr Diab :)

    RnD: I am on vacation.

    Zaydoun .. I remember that one very well. It was about then when i stopped watching Arabic music videos

    Achinar - i once got an email comparing Elissa'a photoshoots with Jlo's ... the exact same thing.

    By Blogger moryarti, at December 18, 2006 at 7:55 PM  

  • Come on, Nawal has a history of ripping off. She did a copy of the spice girls video as well. I forgot the song, it was out in syria in 2003 I think. You know which one I mean?

    By Blogger Shaykhspeara Sha'ira, at December 20, 2006 at 1:30 AM  

  • SS you are right.. Zaydoun linked both vids in his comment above

    By Blogger moryarti, at December 20, 2006 at 9:11 AM  

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