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HindustanTimes Sun,28 Dec 2014

Yo Yo locks horns with Raftaar Singh

Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 07, 2014
First Published: 18:45 IST(7/5/2014) | Last Updated: 19:01 IST(7/5/2014)
Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh can’t get enough of ­controversies.

He has now locked horns with ­rapper Raftaar Singh over songs in the upcoming film, Fugly.

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Three tracks caught in conflict are the title track, Banjarey and Dhup Chik.

While the ­credits for the first two are with Yo Yo, the last song’s credits are owned by Raftaar Singh.

"He (Yo Yo) and I wrote and composed these two songs. I have no idea why I am not being credited for them. I wrote Dhup Chik about three years ago. If I tell you that one of his most famous songs, Dope Shope, was also written by me, how would he react?" Raftaar lashes out.

Yo Yo, however, retorts, "Sirji, aaj ki problem hai, ek baar jo mujhse mil le, ussey lagta hai main usko jaanta hoon. I think I have met Raftaar only once. I have only two songs in the film — Fugly and Banjarey — and there is no other song of mine in it, nor am I claiming it," says Honey Singh.

Raftaar cuts in, "If he says he doesn’t know me, why am I in videos with him in his old songs?"

That’s not the only storm Yo Yo is in the centre of. The lyrics of the film’s title track (377 Hatna Ya Jessica Lal Ki Ghatna) also seem to have hurt the sentiments of the gay community, to which he says, "I’m tired of people misunderstanding me. I’m a big supporter of the LGBT community."
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