The former rapper will present a documentary on her career at the Cannes Film Festival. In a rare message posted on Instagram, the one who retired from media life explains her gesture.
The rapper Diam’s, who has ceased all media appearance for a decade, will be one of the surprise guests of the next Cannes festival. She will premiere the documentary Helloin which she will come back on her journey and she will tell herself “with an open heart”.
In a text published this weekend on her Instagram account, the former rapper explains why she agreed to entrust her story to directors Houda Benyamina (divine) and Anne Cissé, after refusing dozens of requests for years:
“I had the feeling that I was being asked to give the keys to my life so that others could make a film of it. A show. My depression, my suffering, my quest, my recognition: a film? A entertainment? I was touched that people were interested in my career, but it was impossible for me to let strangers speak for me… So I took up the pen again. The one with which I have always loved deliver me.”
“A human story”
With Hellowhich means “peace” in Arabic, Diam’s has chosen to “return in (her) footsteps and take the viewer on a journey with (her)”: “Dive back into my memories and bring them back to life with my pen and my camera. Recover my memory in the places that marked me, find the people who brought me so much and who helped me to build myself.”
And Diam’s to conclude: “Hello offered me the means to tell, with my vision, my emotion and my words what I call: my truth.” According to her, each spectator will be able to recognize themselves in their journey:
“It’s a human story, and a quest that can echo the story of so many people who wonder how to find inner peace while lost in the maze of life.”
The former rapper, who converted to Islam in 2008 and quit his career in 2012, cut back on his media appearances over the previous decade. In October 2018, the singer Vitaa declared to Provence that Diam’s had left France and was living abroad. According to Audienceit is in Saudi Arabia that she would have taken up residence.