Controversies and celebrities have a very deep relationship with one another. A few days ago famous rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh was slammed for vulgar lyrics in his comeback song Makhna. Taking suo moto cognizance, Punjab State Women Commission Chairperson Manisha Gulati said she has written to the Director-General of Police to register a criminal case against the singer for using lyrics like “Mein hoon womaniser (I am a womaniser)”.
Demanding a ban on the song, she said it is “indecent and have a degrading influence on society.”
Now, Punjabi singer Jasbir Jassi takes a plunge into this trending topic by saying something that’s raising eyebrows.
Jasbir Jassi said that to avoid vulgar content, rappers like him should not only be banned but also be punished.
Jasbir Jassi who is also not a fan of such “vulgar” lyrics said,
“Honey Singh and other rappers have in a way brought in a rap revolution by bringing in the western culture. They have been following them in terms of vulgar lyrics. They don’t know that there’s a huge difference between western culture and the Indian culture.”
“To avoid vulgarity created by these rappers, you should not only ban them but punish them too,” he added.
But if we look at Jasbir Jassi’s career, when Jassi broke into the music industry, he used scantily dressed women to sell his videos. Each one of his videos has women in bikinis and either wet from swimming or in tight mini skirts. This was the time of the early ’90s when such things were taboo in society. And Jassi’s this statement has left us thinking is he just contradicting himself?
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Talking about Honey Singh, in 2013 Yo Yo was involved in a controversy. The controversy was over the lyrics of his song “Main hoon balatkari (I am a rapist)”. Even the Punjab and Haryana High Court had ordered the Punjab government to file a case against Honey Singh for singing vulgar songs.
Lyricist Prashant Ingole, known for his work in hit films like Bajirao Mastani and Mary Kom, said that the artists have to be very careful with their language in a country like India with “such a beautiful culture as there are many fans who are blindly following them”.