Honey Singh event cancelled

A concert of Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh, scheduled as part of New Year celebrations in Gurgaon's Hotel Bristol, was cancelled after a Delhi-based writer Kalpana Misra filed an online petition against the event. An FIR was also filed in Lucknow against the 28-year-old rapper by IPS officer Amitabh Thakur.

In his complaint, Thakur alleged that Singh's songs were "extremely vulgar, lewd and indecent and act as an offensive catalyst for crime against women".

The staff of Hotel Bristol in the evening confirmed that the show had been cancelled.

Singh denied that the song with offensive lyrics was his creation. "It is not my song. People misuse my name, now that I am popular. (They) write whatever they want to and attach my name to gain popularity," Singh said.

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