Rapper Ayasel Slay is facing prosecution from Saudi authorities after she released a video called ‘Girl from Mecca’ [Screen grab/Youtube]

Saudi officials have ordered the arrest of a female rapper who appeared in a music video for her song Bint Mecca, or Girl from Mecca, stating that it is offensive to the customs and traditions of the holy city.

In the video, a Saudi woman identified as Ayasel Slay raps about her pride in being from Mecca, home to the holiest site in Islam, the Kaaba.

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The video was uploaded to Ayasel’s YouTube channel – which has since been removed – last week and featured her rapping in a cafe with a group of smiling children as her backup dancers.

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