“Where’s the dislike button?”
Rapper NseeB recently faced criticism for a comment he made about turbans during an interview.
In a viral video clip from the interview, NseeB suggested that wearing a turban could lead to attracting girls, fame, and financial success.
This statement caused significant backlash, with many demanding an apology for what they saw as insensitivity towards Sikh culture.
In response, NseeB posted a live video on Instagram to clarify his remarks.
He explained that his words had been misunderstood due to his use of English, which some found offensive.
He emphasised that his intention was not to diminish the turban’s significance to superficial matters like popularity or money but rather to convey its deeper meaning and the respect it commands.
NseeB highlighted how wearing a turban elevates one’s character and garners respect, acknowledging artists like Tarsem Jassar, Diljit Dosanjh, and Sidhu Moose Wala for promoting the turban globally.
He also mentioned that the turban represents sacrifice and martyrdom and that the love he receives from fans is partly due to his turban.
Towards the video’s end, NseeB humbly referred to himself as “very low and the worst.”
In response to the video, netizens shared their thoughts.
One Instagram user commented: “Where’s the dislike button?”
Another wrote: “The most stupid man in the world.”
A third added: “First of all, why do you talk rubbish, after that you have to give an explanation.”
Despite his efforts to clarify, the controversy surrounding his initial comments underscores the importance of sensitive discussions about cultural symbols and traditions.
As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how the rapper’s statements will impact his relationship with fans and the broader Punjabi music community.
NseeB, whose real name is Bikramdeep Singh Dhaliwal, hails from Ludhiana, Punjab.
Among his tracks are gems like ‘Old Skool,’ ‘Paranda,’ ‘Midnight MOB,’ and a myriad of other compositions that showcase his versatility.
Stepping onto the scene in 2019, the rapper embarked on his journey as an independent artist, a decision that marked a pivotal moment in his career.
The inception of his YouTube channel marked a digital avenue through which he could share his musical creations with the world at large.
NseeB has enriched his discography with an impressive collection of more than 25 songs, each contributing to the mosaic of his musical legacy.