This first Saudi edition of the rally race ended on Friday after a wild twelfth round. After the crowning of the champions in Qiddiya, just a few miles from Riyadh, the world's stars came out to raise their voices in front of a frenzied crowd.
It seems that Saudi youth are fans of hip-hop. In any case, judging by the atmosphere that reigned at the closing concert of the Dakar 2020, spectators loved to get their hands dirty on the lyrics of Wiz Khalifa’s classics, or the heady rhythms of the hits of the most international of Frenchmen, DJ Snake.
Thanks Wiz , yesterday was Lit 🔥 thanks for everything & hope seeing u again in Saudi Arabia – Pittsburgh we represent 🤟🏻🇺🇸❤️ pic.twitter.com/ASWe7AimiM
— ♡☠️ (@MansourGassim) January 18, 2020
Artists who, even before their arrival, aroused a great deal of enthusiasm:
The American rapper Young Thug, originally from Atlanta, was also there, to the delight of fans of the genre:
Young Thug in Saudi Arabia 🐍🔥🐍 pic.twitter.com/IVmI6m7gvu
— THUGGER CLAN (@ThuggerClan1) January 19, 2020
The concert took place in Qiddiya. Qiddiya is the biggest entertainment project in the coming years in the region. Located about 30 kilometers from Riyadh, it will include an amusement park, hotels, resorts and a city center away from the capital.