Yo Yo Honey Singh is back from his self-imposed exile and already making headlines. After calling Badshah a “Nano,” he refused to acknowledge rapper Raftaar.
“I don’t know who he is,” he told the Press Trust of India. Obviously, this was a result of a dig Raftaar apparently took at him a few days ago, when he called him an “insecure girl.”
The three musicians share a history and have, at one point, collaborated with each other. Unfortunately today they are not on healthy terms. Roughly two years ago, Raftaar had claimed that he wasn’t credited for one of the songs in “Fugly,” which Honey was passing off as his own.
Honey’s retort was unwelcoming and it may have put Raftaar in a spot. “Sirji, aaj ki problem hai, ek baar jo mujhse mil le, ussey lagta hai main usko jaanta hoon (The problem is, anyone who meets me thinks I know them),” he had told Hindustan Times.
He may come across as flippant in the way he talks about his peers, but that attitude never came in the way of his work. Despite being ill, he made it a point to wrap up two days of shoot for his upcoming film “Zorawar.”
Director Vinnil Markan told Deccan Chronicle that he was worried about Honey’s health affecting the film’s progress. “But for me, it was more important for him to recover and his health to improve. I was meeting him regularly when he was unwell, and as he recovered he came and shot the climax,” he further added.
In the two years that he has been away, Honey was battling bipolar disorder. In a tell-all interview with the Bombay Times, he said he was scared of interacting with people and kept himself from stepping out of his room.
The disorder may have wreaked a havoc inside of him, but he appeared confident about the work he hoped to produce in future. “I don’t consider anyone my competition. I am secure about my music. When some artistes give a hit song, they keep repeating themselves in the same genre. I always try to create something new,” he explained.