Drake is a big fan of Sidhu Moose Wala
Drake took to social media to pay tribute to Sidhu Moose Wala.
The Punjabi singer was shot dead whilst out in his vehicle in the Jawaharke village of Mansa district, Punjab.
Two friends of Sidhu were inside the vehicle at the time and were injured.
Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar later claimed responsibility for the shooting along with Sachin Bishnoi Dhattranwai and the Lawrence Bishnoi gang.
A second message was then posted on the Facebook account of gangster Lawrence Bishnoi reaffirming their collaborative involvement and act of revenge.
Following his death, many celebrities paid tribute.
Sidhu’s popularity in the West was evident as Drake also paid homage.
The rapper took to Instagram to post a picture of Sidhu Moose Wala along with his mother.
Drake wrote: “RIP MOOSE @sidhu_moosewala.”
It is reported that Drake is a big fan of Sidhu Moose Wala and in 2020, he began following the Punjabi artist on Instagram.
Producer Gaurang Doshi revealed that he had been working with Sidhu Moose Wala and that he was set to collaborate with rappers Rick Ross and Swae Lee.
He explained: “A few months ago we were together in Dubai. We were in the studio.
“It was his first collaboration with American rappers Rick Ross and Swae Lee.
“He was very excited and they were excited as well. One day we were sitting for two and half hours but Sidhu was not in the right frame of mind.
“He was under pressure for sure, he was pacing back and forth continuously on calls.
“He told me, ‘Gaurang I want to leave India and be here for a while. There are some tensions’. We were not inquisitive because he would have revealed it, had he wanted to.
“But he was definitely tensed. He never sang that time either. He said, ‘Gaurang if it’s possible, I’ll do this on my next trip’.
On the collaboration, Gaurang said:
“This was a song for the web series called 7th Sense. It was our first collaboration.”
“We have already shot three songs. One with Jason Derulo, one with Lil Pump and Honey Singh and one with Rick Ross, Swae Lee. Sidhu Moose Wala’s part was the only one pending.
“We were about to shoot in fact. The next day after I met Sidhu, we had plans to record at night and shoot the video the next day.
“But Sidhu was not in the zone. He requested to do it the next time. I sensed that he was in great tension.
“He had an expo show as well, but even there he sang only four songs and left the show. He said that he came to Dubai because things were relaxed there.
“Things were also relaxed in Mumbai. Here, he would go to the malls and enjoy himself. Punjab at the moment is very volatile though.”
Gaurang added: “Everyone including Rick Ross and Swae Lee were excited about working with him.
“If you reach out to Hollywood rappers, it’s usually their wish whether they want to collaborate with an artiste or not.
“But for this collaboration with Sidhu, they all immediately said yes.”