Five young Iranian ladies have been arrested for dancing to Nigerian Afrobeat singer and rapper, Rema’s song ‘Calm Down’ .
The video of the five girls went viral for dancing to Rema’s hit song without headscarves.
The footage showed the women were dancing and slightly showing their stomachs.
It spread widely on TikTok and other social media channels during International Women’s Day on March 8.
In response to the incident, Rema used Twitter to express his inspiration from the girls and other Iranian women who are fighting for a better future.
He tweeted, “To all the beautiful women who are fighting for a better world, I’m inspired by you, I sing for you, and I dream with you.”
In the Islamic Republic, it is illegal for women to dance in public as well as to not wear the Islamic headscarf (Hijab).
The women had been detained and forced into making a video in which they expressed regret.