News Agencies: October 2, 2012
Overcoming a history of drug addiction and hallucinations, a French rapper surprised her fans after appearing in a TV interview donning hijab and telling how she found peace and calm in Islam. “(My) conversion to Islam was the result of a personal conviction, after understanding the religion and reading the Holy Qur’an,”
Melanie Georgiades, known as Diam’s, said in an interview. The famous rapper has been absent from the mainstream rap scene since 2009, sparking rumors about her whereabouts. Diam’s is known for her political activism in both her lyrics and her public persona. The rapper also criticized the media which photographed her coming out of one of the mosques in France wearing her Hijab and looking at her mobile, preceded by a man in a training suit, which many believed to be her husband.