Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh’s songs become the life of parties, but they are always called out for misogynistic, distasteful lyrics. Sure, Honey Singh has amassed a huge fan following with his music and rap, but the objectification of women in his songs refuses to die down.
The singer, after being out of action for almost a year, released his single Makhna in December last year. His comeback garnered a lot of attention from fans and the song became an instant hit. But to our dismay, the song has some really appalling and absurd lyrics. Guess the apparent ‘break’ he took was not to reflect on his work. Nothing has changed. In fact, it’s only got worse.
The lyrics of the song go like:
Par main hoon womaniser
Mujhe akele mein matt mill
Silicon wali ladkiyon ko main pakadta nahi
Brown girl se mera dil bharta nahi
Gori gori skin ke liye main marta nahi
Kyon ki main hoon sher ghaas charta nahi
Manisha Gulati, Chairperson of the Punjab State Women Commission, has written to the Additional Chief Secretary, Home, Punjab DGP and IG Crime, Punjab, recommending action against the singer for objectionable lyrics.
In her application, Gulati has written, “A legal action and an inquiry are required to be initiated by the police on the matter as the song readied by T-Series chairman Bhushan Kumar and singers Honey Singh and Neha Kakkar uses vulgar words against women.”
She demanded that the song be banned and raised objections against the Censor Board. Gulati will meet the State Government officials to get the song banned at least in Punjab.
Not just the song, but the video also is very inappropriate.
Of course, this isn’t the first time someone has spoken up about Honey Singh’s lyrics.
Champagne ger di hai tune meri pant pe
Kehti hai change karlo hotel leke rent pe
Why would anyone do this? Guess it’s just his yo-yo-ing imagination.
Tujh jaisi toh pat jati hai
Phir durghatna ghat jati hai
Main hoon shikari kudiye
Khali mera waar nee jaata
Mujhko na pehchane kyun
Tere ghar akhbar nee aata
You’re not worthy of being talked about in the newspaper!
Suji-Suji Aankhein Meri Phir Bhi Dekho
Ladkiyon Ko Kaise Yeh Nihaarein..
Why the hell was this song even shot?
Manne suna hai tu twenty plus ho gayi
Chadhti jawaani teri bebas ho gayi
Gat gat veeti jaaye
Kisi ke bhi haath na aaye
Bas tu toh yehi chaahe
Chhede na koi vekhi jaaye
Honey Singh, this is called harassment.
O meri rani, teri jawani
Tere badan pe fisalta paani
Kasam khuda ki aag lagaati
Get up get up get up wooh
This is the Yo Yo (read vulgar) version of Tip Tip Barsa Pani.
Mere saath jab weekend bitayegi
Wo nazaare tu bhool na paayegi
Sakhi saheli ko sabko bateyegi
Ek baari dekh legi na, to tu pagal ho jayegi
To tu paagal ho jaayegi…
No, just no.
Dil se hai maine aaj usko nikala
Dil to hai pagal jo fudakta tha saala
Finger dikhayi uski photo bhi jalayi
Phir flush me bahake thodi thandak si aayi
Is baat is baat is baat pe uthao haath
She’s lucky to have broken up with a guy like that!
Back in December 2012, rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh was slammed for vulgar and offensive lyrics demeaning women in the song, Volume 1. I bet you know why I am not naming the full song. Don’t Google it, or you’ll be horrified, too.
It’s time guys, we really need to stop promoting his crappy songs!
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