Honey Singh on being critised for misogynistic songs: My intention has never been to hurt anyone

Honey Singh or shall we say Yo Yo Honey Singh is a huge and popular name in the music industry. His Indiepop tracks have been incorporated in Bollywood. The singer opened up about his struggles with bipolar disorder and other issues.


Honey Singh is a big name in the music industry. But the singer has been keeping a low profile for some time now. Honey Singh who loves to be called Yo Yo Honey Singh rose to stardom with hits such as ‘Main Sharabi’, ‘Angrezi beat’ and ‘Lungi dance’ to name a few. The singer has been open about his struggles with a bipolar disorder and alcoholism. The singer has opened up about his problems and has revealed that he has just emerged stronger after fighting his battles with his demons.

For the unversed, Honey Singh had been missing from the action around 2016-2017. In 2018, Honey Singh made a stunning comeback with songs like ‘Dil Chori’ and ‘Chhote chhote peg’ from ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’. Later he was even seen in the peppy track, his single after four years, ‘Makhna’.

When asked about how does he feel now? Has he come out stronger? “I have become stronger now. I never faced such problems in life but when it happened I had my family to support me and help me fight and get out of it,” Singh told IANS.

“I was sick and when I recovered I chose to stay in the studio, and I think I made around more than 35 songs from 2017 to 2019. All these songs will come out soon.” Honey Singh has predominantly worked in the Punjabi pop since the late 2000s. His Indiepop tracks were turned out to be big hits that many Bollywood films started including his songs as a special number in their films. He delivered hit numbers in the films like ‘Cocktail’, ‘Chennai Express’, ‘Khiladi 786’ and ‘Boss’. However, Singh has faced his share of brickbats as his work has been perceived as a misogynist by many.

On being asked how does he deal with the criticism? “I just keep working. I think an artiste should keep working. Many people might feel bad about several things but my intention has never been to hurt anyone. I just make music. Whether it works or not, and if it is liked or not or if anyone is hurt… I can’t do anything about it,” Honey told IANS. Honey Singh bagged the Best Music Director for his score in the film ‘Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety’. He finds winning awards as motivation.

“It is a big thing for me. In fact, any award an artiste wins becomes a big inspiration for them. They may say that awards don’t matter, but I feel winning an award does matter to an artiste. It motivates to do more good work,” he said. Now since he has made a powerful comeback, what can his fans expect from him?

“Lots of things are coming. There is a song by me for the film ‘Pagalpanti‘. There is a single featuring Sidharth Malhotra and Nushrat Bharucha. I have another single coming up in December. It is a Christmas gift. It is a crazy song,” he signs off.

With inputs from IANS.