People have become more sensitive: Honey Singh addresses 'misogyny' in his songs

The Indian rapper stated that his songs were not misogynistic

Entertainment Desk April 17, 2023

Hirdesh Singh, known professionally as Yo Yo Honey has been making waves with his music ever since his debut in 2003. With a new Netflix documentary and an upcoming album named Honey 3.0, the popular singer has proven to be a brilliant musician with a widespread fanbase.

However, amid his fame, Singh has also been widely criticised for his "misogynistic" lyrics in songs, to which the singer has now clarified that any apparent sexism was accidental.

Speaking to Pinkvilla in an interview, Singh explained, "There wasn't any such lyrics put in the songs intentionally If it was, why would people listen? If there was misogyny in my songs, then why would someone call me to perform at their daughter's wedding? I have done so many weddings in the last 15 years. I have performed so much. Women come up on stage and dance with me, on the lyrics. It's not like that."

The singer also referenced the song Mujhko Rana Ji Maaf Karna, composed by Rajesh Roshan and written by Indeevar for Karan Arjun (1995). He pointed out how at the time, no one had any problems with the innuendos in the song. He said, "People have become more sensitive, the more they are reading. They're becoming more sensitive. They're taking it the wrong way.”

“Before people were more intellectual,” he continued. “There was a difference between intellectual and well-read. Today, we call someone an intellectual who has read a lot. Someone who has done an MPhil [Master of Philosophy], yes, this is an intellectual. People were more intellectual before, they were broad. They looked at entertainment as a source of entertainment."

The well-known singer-rapper took a break from music in 2015 to focus on his physical and mental health. Over the following years, he gradually made a comeback. The forthcoming Netflix documentary will probably cover his departure from the music industry. Producing the movie is Sikhya Entertainment's Guneet Monga, an Oscar winner.

The film is helmed by Mozez Singh. Additionally, the singer-composer has returned to Bollywood with songs for the movies Selfiee (2023) and Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (2022). The singer-composer's third major album, following Desi Kalakaar and International Villager, will be Honey 3.0. The first track of the upcoming album is expected to be Naagan.

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