The famous American rapper will be performing in Jeddah on December 14. Women will not be allowed to attend the concert.


Nelly Photo credit: Sky News/Channel 2 News

US hip hop artist Nelly is scheduled to perform in Saudi Arabia in front of a male-only audience.

The highly-conservative country is known for placing many restrictions on women in various aspects of society. Though it recently announced that it would finally allow women to drive, women are still banned from crowded places where they might mix with men.

Some female social media users voiced their criticism of the decision, calling it “stupid” and “sad.”