Celebrity and activist, Caprice (real name Ariz Ramli) revealed through his Telegram channel yesterday (Monday, 6th September) that he is finally returning to Malaysia after more than two months in Jordan. Despite his unsuccessful attempt to enter Gaza, Caprice said that he was grateful to meet a new friend who helped tremendously in his mission there.
However, netizens began to question Caprice’s real intentions behind his so-called ‘jihad’ in Jordan after he posted a short clip of what seemed to be a music video of his new song on his Instagram. The short video shows the rapper singing in a Range Rover in the middle of the desert with several other individuals.
In the video, Caprice was seen riding in the four-wheel drive vehicle with several Arabs who accompanied him in several scenes while holding a weapon. The brief teaser video that was captioned with “Tiger of AlQuds” with 10th October 2021 is understood to be part of the promotion for the rapper’s latest song with the country’s artist.
The 14-second video clip was re-uploaded on Twitter by a Twitter user known as @thisISsalazar and it certainly stirred public reaction. Many questioned his true purpose and netizens alleged that his trip to Jordan was not for the sake of jihad but was meant to produce his new song.
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Many also doubted his real purpose as the 33-year-old rapper’s two months stay in Jordan was supposed to carry out a humanitarian aid mission in Palestine. Netizens also criticised Caprice for going against the original intention of wanting to help the Palestinians. Some even pointed out that the flag used in the video was not even a Palestinian flag. Comments left by netizens include:
- “Stop fooling the public, Caprice. So this was your real intention to go there.”
- “This is so cringey and that ain’t even the Palestinian flag… or am I missing something here??”
- “His ‘jihad’ is certainly on a different level. Are you okay, Caprice??”
- “‘Jihad’ this guy man what a f**king joke.”
- “So you telling me all this while Caprice was throwing tantrums about not being able to enter Gaza because of this (his new MV)? Is this some kind of modern jihad?”
- “He went to the Middle East for this? So pretentious.”
For the uninitiated, the song entitled “Tiger of AlQuds” is said to revolve around Caprice’s jihad to Palestine.