The country's Minister of Communications is under pressure to step down following a public TV broadcast of the gig
Pop singer Jennifer Lopez could be facing legal action for allegedly “disturbing public order” with her recent concert in Morocco.
Lopez performed in the nation’s capital of Rabat last month (May 29), with the star’s appearance at the Mawazine World Rhythms International Music Festival airing on public TV in the country. Now, authorities are claiming that Lopez “disturbed public order and tarnished women’s honour and respect” with her sultry show.
TMZ report that Lopez and the concert’s promoter have both been hit with legal action, and could face “1 month to 2 years in prison” in the “unlikely event” that they’re prosecuted.
Meanwhile, critics have called for Morocco’s Minister of Communications, Mustapha Khalifi, to resign for permitting the broadcast, according to BBC News. Khalifi himself tweeted that Lopez’s performance “unacceptable and goes against broadcasting law”.
Watch footage from the performance below.
In September 2014, Jennifer Lopez was involved in a car accident with a suspected drunk driver. Fellow actress Leah Remini was driving Lopez’s SUV when they stopped at traffic lights in Malibu where they were hit by a pick up truck. Among the passengers were Remini’s 10-year-old daughter Sofia and Lopez’s six-year-old twins Max and Emme. No one was injured.
Lopez laterposted a picture of herself and Remini at the scene on Instagram, calling the driver as “some drunk fool”.