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Singer-rapper Badshah: I hated kids... until my daughter was born

Singer-rapper Badshah, whose latest single Kareja, is being lapped up online, says that he has been away from the scene because of his baby daughter, and that her arrival has changed him completely.

music Updated: Jan 31, 2018 16:03 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
Badshah released his last single, Kareja, from his album ONE, on January 8.
Badshah released his last single, Kareja, from his album ONE, on January 8. (Photo: Shivam Saxena/HT Photo)

Singer-rapper Badshah was not a big fan of kids, and “kind of hated” them. But this was before he and his wife, Jasmine, had a baby last year. Since that day, Badshah is a changed man, and now the Wakhra Swag hitmaker “loves kids” so much that he cannot stand the sight of a “crying kid”.

“I never really liked kids before, and kind of hated them. I just didn’t like them. I don’t know why. All that has changed ever since my daughter was born, and I have started loving kids now. Whenever there’s a crying kid, I have to make sure that the kid stops crying,” he quips.

The baby girl, born on January 11, 2017, is named Jessemy Grace Masih Singh. Badshah was supposed to release his album, ONE (Original Never Ends), last year, but Jessemy was the reason he hasn’t been “much active” in the music industry for the past one year.

“I know, I know, I was supposed to release it last year. But I had to be there with her, and frankly, I just didn’t realise that ek saal ho bhi gaya. We just celebrated her first birthday, and this past one year, I was busy being a father playing with my daughter,” says Badshah.

“This album (ONE) has become something like an albatross around my neck, and I want to release it really soon. Maybe, this year, I will release the album and get done with it,” adds Badshah, whose latest single, Kareja, from the album ONE, has crossed three million hits since its release on January 8.

Everything aside, “being a father” is a feeling like no other, says Badshah. “I cannot express it (the feeling of becoming a father) in words. I think you have to be a father to understand those feelings... that happiness of being a father. She (Jessemy) is my entire world, and I love her so much, I can do anything for her,” he says.

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First Published: Jan 31, 2018 16:03 IST

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