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Country Singer Toby Keith Is Going To Saudi Arabia To Play A Men-Only Concert

President Trump leaves for the country on Friday.

Posted on May 18, 2017, at 6:07 p.m. ET

President Trump is headed to Saudi Arabia on Friday, where he's expected to give a speech on Islam.

Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

And so, coincidentally, is country singer Toby Keith. On Saturday, he will perform for an audience filled only with men.

Mike Segar / Reuters

Saudi Arabia adheres to an extremely strict Islamic law interpretation. Men and women cannot be together in public.

Keith, who also performed the night before President Trump's inauguration, is known for his songs like "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)," "Red Solo Cup" and "Beer For My Horses."

When asked for comment, the singer's representative said: "This is Toby's first trip to Saudi Arabia. MBC Broadcast company brought Toby to Saudi Arabia. Toby will be the first non-Arabic artist to to perform a show there."

The concert is free and will also feature a person who plays the lute.

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A lot of irreverent jokes were made about the performance.

"Saudi? Kinda sounds like howdy, heh" Toby Keith chuckles nervously. The royal family continues to scowl as he sings "I Wanna Fuck My Truck"

@aravosis @TobyKeithMusic Cool, so Pence can attend

This person wanted to donate both the President and the popular singer.

Dear Saudi Arabia, Pleaae keep Toby Keith and Donald Trump for free as a gift from the American people. Thanks, 'Merica.

Someone else brought "Mother Freedom" into the situation.

@aravosis @TobyKeithMusic So while American Soldiers protect our freedoms, Keith'll be singing to men who silence w…

"Oh ok," this person concluded their statement.

When he said "We'll put a boot in your ass", Toby Keith really meant, "We'll play a nice men's only concert w/ an A…

"What genius" asked @maddogg2463.

What genius in the Trump WH thought it was a good idea to have Trump attend a 'Men Only' Toby Keith concert in Saudi Arabia?

(There's no indication Trump is actually going to the concert.)


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