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Nelly raps for Saudis as Travolta talks Tinseltown

Nelly raps for Saudis as Travolta talks Tinseltown

December 15, 2017

JEDDAH, Dec 15 — American entertainers actor John Travolta and singer Nelly are in Saudi Arabia as the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom undergoes a vast “modernisation” plan launched by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Travolta was in the capital Riyadh for a discussion today on “the secrets of Hollywood”, and rapper Nelly gave a concert yesterday in Jeddah on the west coast.  Only men were allowed admittance to Nelly’s performance, for which US media had reported he... Read more

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