Egypt singer detained over racy music video: judiciary

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Robin Thicke, left, and T.I. perform "Blurred Lines" at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. More than 200 musicians support Blurred Lines appeal.

Robin Thicke, left, and T.I. perform "Blurred Lines" at the Grammy Nominations Concert Live! at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles. More than 200 musicians support Blurred Lines appeal.

CAIRO - Prosecutors in Egypt have detained a female singer for four days for "incitement to debauchery" after an online video clip sparked controversy, a judicial source said on Tuesday.

Leila Amer appeared at the end of December in a music video called "Boss Oumek" ("Look at your mother") which includes sensual oriental dance and suggestive gestures.

Musicians&39; union president Hany Shaker, a male singer known for his conservative stance, last week announced on the private channel Dream TV that Amer had been expelled from the union.

Her case comes less than a month after another female pop singer was sentenced to two years in prison for "inciting debauchery" over a racy video.

Shyma appeared in a mock classroom licking an apple and appearing to mimic fellatio on a banana in front of a chalkboard scrawled with "Class 69".

On Monday her sentence was reduced on appeal to a year in jail.