This female rapper from Saudi Arabia is celebrating her new right to drive with a new video

While the medieval male chaperone laws are still in place, women at least now have the right to drive in Saudi Arabia.

After decades of being relegated to the passenger seat–or most often, the back seat–women were legally able to get behind the wheel as of June 24.

Leesa A is a Saudi rapper who took the opportunity to take a Hyundai out for a spin as part of a music video.

Some of the lyrics are:

I don’t need anyone to take me
Drivers’ license with me
I am not kidding, today I can drive myself
The steering wheel in my hands, the pedal under my foot.

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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