Watch: Lily Singh Aka Superwoman Raps Bollywood Songs Addressing Body Shaming, Mental HealthMarch 30, 2019 15:47
(Image source from: SheThePeople)
An Indo-Canadian YouTube star Lily Singh aka Superwoman raps along the Bollywood tunes Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai, All Is Well, and Ladki Aankh Marey making important points about body shaming, mental health, bisexuality, peer pressure, and much more.
The video titled ‘If Bollywood Songs Were Rap’ also features singer Neha Kakkar.
Superwoman wrote in the video description, “I love Bollywood and I love rap music. So I decided to let my worlds collide by turning some of my favourite songs into rap songs! And while I was at it, I thought, why not make them little motivational anthems that speak to causes close to my heart? I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them! I can’t wait to perform these at #YTFF on Saturday in Mumbai.”
Lilly dresses up an orange lehenga-choli as she takes on body shaming and gender insensitivity with her words. After the song, the video moves to a classroom setting where Superwoman talks about mental health and peer pressure wearing a night suit. The third song Ladki Aankh Maare shows Superwoman in a basketball court talking about bisexuality.
Last month, the YouTuber revealed she is bisexual via Twitter writing, “Female, coloured, bisexual” along with checkboxes ticked green. “Throughout my life, these have proven to be obstacles from time to time. But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers. No matter how many ‘boxes’ you check, I encourage you to do the same,” she wrote.
Lilly has around 14 million YouTube followers and has authored the bestseller, How To Be A Bawse. She has also worked in HBO’s film adaptation of Fahrenheit 451 and in 2017, she topped the Forbes Magazine Top Influencers List in the entertainment category.
By Sowmya Sangam