This is not the first time the rapper has been the victim of physical abuse.
Rabat – Videos of “Psychoqueen,” or Kaoutar, a Moroccan rapper with her face covered in blood went viral on social media on Thursday night, January 16.
The rapper shared stories on her Instagram account, denouncing a physical assault from an unidentified suspect in the city of Skhirat, a coastal region near Rabat.
“Look at me, look at what he had done to me. I am all covered with blood,” the rapper said in the video.
She commented, “Any one who has seen this story who is near Skhirat please come and help me.”
The rapper, who has released several songs including “Ta3noni f dahri” or “they stabbed me in the back,” asked for help from her Instagram followers.
“Who is going to come and defend me now. Someone come and help me,” she asked.
The rapper has not disclosed any more information about the incident or how it happened.
“All these things that we are experiencing. We are in our country and we believe that we are safe, but look at me. A singer just like another singer gets assaulted,” she said, with tears streaming down her face.
The rapper has 231,000 followers on her YouTube channel and more than 129,000 on Instagram.
This is not the first time that Kaoutar has been subject to physical abuse. In 2018, an individual attacked her as she walked down the street talking to her followers in a live video.
A video documenting the 2018 assault shows the singer speaking with her followers. At some point, the video went black but followers could hear Kaoutar screaming and asking for help as she was kidnapped.
Kaoutar’s incident took place at a time when right groups are warning against the increase of gender discrimination and sexual assault in the public.
In December, a six-month survey from the High Commission for Planning (HCP) says that our of 13.4 women aged between 15 and 74, more than 7,6 million have experienced at least one act of violence in the previous 12 months.
The number represents 57% of the female population in Morocco.
The alarming statistics come amid human rights advocating for women empowerment, especially after the introduction of law 103.13 to reduce the scourge of violence in 2018.