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Dazed! Honey Singh doesn’t know who rapper Raftaar is

Popular rapper Honey Singh spoke at length about his illness recently but what took the cake were his comments of fellow rappers Badshah and now Raftaar.

music Updated: Mar 19, 2016 14:48 IST
Singer Yo Yo Honey Singh,Rapper Raftaar,Rapper Badshah
Yo Yo Honey Singh hit the limelight with numbers such as Angrezi beat, Manali trance, Love dose and High heels.(YOYOhoneysingh/Facebook)

Strange as it may sound but rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh says he doesn’t know who rapper Raftaar is. The popular rapper known for his number Lungi Dance from Chennai Express also spoke at length about his illness (bipolar and alcoholism), adding that his fans deserved to why he was away for a while from showbiz.

Singh, who is popular for numbers like Angrezi beat, Manali trance, Love dose and High heels, was away from the spotlight for almost 18 months. He said it was due to his medical condition.

Asked how he gained courage to speak about his problems to the world, Singh said at the red carpet of an awards ceremony in Dubai: “As an artiste, I believe that I am not my own property. I am the property of my fans. So I thought that they deserve to know about what exactly happened to me.”

Read: If my music is Rolls-Royce, Badshah is Nano, says Honey Singh

Rapper Raftaar is known for his Bollywood songs Warna Gabbar Aa Jaega and Singh And Kaur. (Raftaarmusic/Facebook)

Many speculated that the Gabru rapper was at a rehabilitation centre. However, Singh broke his silence and dismissed all rumours and opened up about his bipolar disorder and his battle with alcoholism earlier this month.

While Singh was absent from the scene, other rappers gained prominence in Bollywood.

Honey Singh on his bipolar disorder: After sunset, I feared my family

Asked if once he’s back, other rappers will take a backseat, Singh said: “I don’t know what is going to happen.”

Watch Honey Singh’s new album Dheere Dheere here:

Earlier this month, it was reported that the Blue eyes crooner had reportedly once compared rapper Badshah to a Nano car, to which rapper Raftaar labeled Singh as a “insecure little girl”.

When asked about his view on what he’d like to say to Raftaar’s comment, Singh shrugged it off, saying: “I don’t know, who is that.”

The Dheere dheere crooner was here to attend the second edition of Times Of India Film Awards (TOIFA). He also performed his hit numbers at the event gala, which celebrated Hindi cinema and felicitated talent.

First Published: Mar 19, 2016 14:47 IST