‘Yo Yo knew I was hurt’

Rap­per Raftaar talks about his rift with Honey Singh, and his lat­est song In­sta­gram Love

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Sa­marth Goyal You said that you will never work with Yo Yo Honey Singh. There has been quite a pub­lic ac­knowl­edg­ment of a rift be­tween you two. Why do you think you and Yo Yo can­not work again? sa­marth.goyal@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Mu­si­cian Raftaar (right) has be­come a house­hold name with hits such as Swag Mera Desi and All Black. The Ker­ala born rap­per has be­come quite pop­u­lar with his unique style of mu­sic and re­cently re­leased his sin­gle In­sta­gram Love. In a can­did in­ter­view Raftaar talks to us about his new sin­gle, his best sin­gle, till date, and how Honey Singh hurt him. Ex­cerpts: I ap­pre­ci­ate his mu­sic but I have said again and again that I have a per­sonal rift with him. I was hurt and I made a point that he knew it. Main Thook Ke Nahi Chaatta. I still wish that he re­cov­ers and gets healthy again.

What’s the song In­sta­gram Love about?

Its about the new gen­er­a­tion’s idea of fall­ing in love. I am still old school but this is what is hap­pen­ing around us. In­sta­gram is al­most like a dat­ing site these days So­cial me­dia has changed peo­ple’s out­look and it’s the so­cial pres­sure that makes all this hap­pen.

Which sin­gle till date has re­ceived the best re­sponse in your opin­ion and why ?

My fans have al­ways loved and sup­ported me. Swag Mera Desi made an im­pact and carved the way for Raftaar and I be­came the rea­son as to why I stand out.

Has Raftaar found his sound yet?

Raftaar’s sound is the non com­mer­cial mu­sic I make. Hon­est lyrics. The com­mer­cial mar­ket will never have a stag­nant sound. Change is the law of the uni­verse and I stay up to date.

I ap­pre­ci­ate his mu­sic but I have said again and again that I have a per­sonal rift with him. I was hurt and I made a point. RAFTAAR, SINGER

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