Faced with a tremendous response over his contentious social media post in the midst of diplomatic wrangling between India and Canada, Punjabi-Canadian rapper Shubhneet Singh (popularly known as Shubh) announced on Thursday that he was “extremely disheartened” by the cancellation of his India tour.
The rapper’s ‘Still Rollin India tour’ had already been cancelled due to his purported support for the Khalistan cause.
Shubhneet Singh said in an Instagram statement that he had been rehearsing hard for his India trip for the past two months and was very enthusiastic about performing in the nation.
Taking to his page on Instagram, the rapper posted, “As a young rapper-singer hailing from Punjab, it was my life’s dream to put my music on an international dais. But the recent happenings have tumbled my hard work and progress, and I wanted to say a few words to express my dismay and sorrow.”
“I’m extremely disheartened by the cancellation of my tour in India. I was highly amped up and enthusiastic to perform in my country, in front of my people. The preparations were in full swing and I was practicing with my heart and soul for the last two months. And I was very excited, happy, and ready to perform. But I guess destiny had some other plans,” he added in his post.
Terming India as his country, he said his “ancestors and Gurus did not blink an eye” when it came to making sacrifices for the country’s freedom.
“India is MY country too. I was born here. It is the land of my GURUS and my ANCESTORS, who didn’t even blink an eye to make sacrifices for the freedom of this land, for its glory, and for the family. And Punjab is my soul, Punjab is in my blood. Whatever I am today, I am because of being a Punjabi,” he added in his Instagram post.