Punjabi Rapper and R&B singer Shubh, 24, will not perform his almost 2-month long tour in India. In the past few hours, the hard-hitting emcee, who was slated to perform across 10 major Indian cities as part of his massive “Still Rollin World Tour”, has been meted out with vehement criticism for his stance during high political tensions in Punjab this March.
Shubh arrived in Mumbai on September 4th just ahead of the Indian leg of his debut live tour. On Wednesday, various clips surfaced on X which captures an irked faction of Indian citizens vandalising and tearing down the promotional posters for Shubh’s forthcoming concert in Mumbai.
In March this year, the often elusive emcee joined forces with influential Canada-based Punjabi artists Jay Dhami, superproducer Big Byrd, Jay Dhami and expressed concerns over Internet shutdowns and alleged “Human Rights Violations” in Punjab.
However, Shubh’s criticism of the notorious political turmoil drew massive rebuttal from India’s northern states. The rapper, who recently rose to far-reaching recognition across India, reportedly put up a story on Instagram through which he allegedly signalled a separatist stance for Punjab.
Notably, the “Baller” rapper’s career has been mired by controversies since the release of his flagrant rap record “Still Rollin”. Within few days after Shubh debuted the “Still Rollin” album, which traverses six flagrant gangsta rap records – “Still Rollin”, “OG”, “Cheques”, “Ruthless”, “Dior” and “The Flow (Outro)” – Punjabi record producer thiarajxtt accused the rapper of releasing “Dior” – the sixth rap record on his debut album – without giving him due credit.
The stir further resulted in a copyright strike by the “We Rollin” producer on YouTube.
While Shubh is yet to give any statement on the controversial set of events, his 10-city India tour now stands cancelled.
“Singer Shubhneet Singh’s Still Rollin Tour for India stands cancelled. To that end, BookMyShow has initiated a complete refund of the ticket amount for all consumers who had purchased tickets for the show,” BookMyShow, the Indian ticketing behemoth which partnered with Shubh for the concert, said in a statement on X.
Singer Shubhneet Singh’s Still Rollin Tour for India stands cancelled. To that end, BookMyShow has initiated a complete refund of the ticket amount for all consumers who had purchased tickets for the show. The refund will be reflected within 7-10 working days in the customer’s…— BookMyShow (@bookmyshow) September 20, 2023
Perhaps, Shubh now gears up for the forthcoming dates of “Still Rollin World Tour”. The rapper heads towards the U.K., United Arab Emirates or the UAE, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S.
As reported earlier, Shubh is one of the many South Asia rappers to go on a massive world tour this year. In July, cult Punjabi R&B and Pop singer Diljit Dosanjh announced the Australia and New Zealand leg of his “Born To Shine World Tour.
Further, Indian Hip-Hop royalty Divine, who linked up with Kendrick Lamar or ‘Jojo Ruski’, Diddy, Fat Joe, Raekwon, cinema’s historic figure Robert De Niro, comedian Chris Rock, Havoc of the iconic Hip-Hop duo Mobb Deep, “N.Y. State of Mind” producer DJ Premier, “Traffic Jam” rapper Jadakiss and more at Nas‘ 50th Birthday party, has been touring across the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia.
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Divine, Kendrick Lamar, Diddy, Fat Joe, Raekwon, Havoc of Mobb Deep, DJ Premier, Robert De Niro, Chris Rock, Hit-Boy & more attend Divine’s 50th Birthday Party in New York! 🐐@nas #nas #magic3 #hiphop #rap #newyork pic.twitter.com/8EAc6ZW6u5— Culture Haze (@theculturehaze) September 15, 2023
Look out for Shubh’s ‘Still Rollin World Tour’ across the U.S., the U.K., Canada, UAE, Australia and New Zealand this year.