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Honey Singh addresses misogyny in his songs: ‘Why do people ask me to perform at their daughters’ weddings?’

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Singer Yo Yo Honey Singh has a new Netflix documentary and an album titled Honey 3.0 on the way. The singer-composer has returned to Bollywood with songs composed for the films Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 (2022) and Selfie (2023). But when Honey was asked about the controversy over the lyrics of his songs, he explained how the misogyny was unintentional. He further said that if he is so controversial, then why is he being invited to weddings. (Also Read: Yo Yo Honey Singh announces Netflix documentary produced by Oscar winner Guneet Monga on birthday,

Honey Singh's new album Honey 2.0 has been released this month.
Honey Singh’s new album Honey 2.0 has been released this month.

The popular singer-rapper took a break in 2015 due to his physical and mental health and has made a gradual comeback to music over the years. An upcoming Netflix documentary will likely address his retreat from the music scene. The film is being produced by Oscar winner Guneet Monga of Sikh Entertainment. It is directed by Moze Singh.

Speaking in an interview with Pinkvilla, Honey explained, “Earlier also, there was no intentionality. If it was, why would people listen? If there was misogyny in my songs then why would anyone invite me to perform at their daughter’s wedding. I have done so many marriages in the last 15 years. I have performed so much. Aunty comes on stage and dances with me on the song ‘Aunty Police Bula Legi’. It’s not like that.”

The singer also made a reference to the song Mujhko Rana Ji Maaf Karna, composed by Rajesh Roshan and written by Indeevar for Karan Arjun (1995). He explained how people at that time had no problem with sarcasm in the song. He said, “People have become more sensitive, the more they are studying. They are becoming more sensitive. They are taking it the wrong way. Earlier people were more intellectual, there is a difference between intellectual and well-educated. Today, we call him an intellectual who has studied a lot, who has done MPhil [or Master of Philosophy], yes, it is an intellectual. Earlier people were more intellectual, wider. He took entertainment for entertainment’s sake.”

Honey 3.0 will be the singer-composer’s third major album after International Villager and Country Artist. Naagan is the first song to be released from the new album.

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