Iraqi man divorces wife during wedding reception after her song choice sparks family row
An Iraqi man has divorced his wife at their wedding reception because of the wife’s choice of song, making the couple record holder for the shortest marriage in the country.
The groom was said to have divorced his wife following an argument after the bride was seen dancing to the beat of a song which the husband and family saw as provocative during their celebrations in Baghdad, Iraq.
According to local reports, the bride requested the Syrian song Mesaytara by Lamis Kan, which translates to I am dominant or I will control you.
The song begins with the lyrics: “I am dominant; you will be ruled under my strict instructions, I will drive you crazy if you looked at other girls on the street.
“Yes, I’m dominant, you’re my piece of sugar. As long as you’re with me, you’ll walk under my command.”
The bride was reportedly dancing to the song and enjoying her wedding, but the groom’s family were not impressed resulting in a huge row between the two families.
This is not the first time this has happened. The song led to another divorce in Jordan last year.