Rapper Badshah has issued a public apology after his latest track ‘Sanak’ sparked backlash for its questionable lyrics, including the use of Lord Shiva’s name. In a statement on Instagram, Badshah expressed his sincerity and passion for his artistic creations, while acknowledging the hurt caused to certain sections of society.
Taking proactive measures, Badshah has committed to removing the objective bits and making corrections to the song’s lyrics. The replacement process is expected to take a few days before the changes reflect on all digital platforms. He humbly apologized to those who may have been unknowingly hurt and reaffirmed his fans as his bedrock.
Reports suggest that senior priest of the Mahakaleshwar Temple in Ujjain district, Madhya Pradesh, had slammed Badshah for the use of Lord Shiva’s name in the song. The priest called for the removal of the lyrics and an apology from the rapper.
Since its release on YouTube last month, ‘Sanak’ has gone viral on several platforms, with dance reels being made on Instagram. Badshah’s commitment to making corrections to the song’s lyrics is a step in the right direction towards respecting cultural and religious sentiments.