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Lilly Singh puts bisexual, feminist spin to Bollywood bops in new video

Lilly Singh puts bisexual, feminist spin to Bollywood bops in new video

Lilly Singh

Bisexual YouTuber Lilly Singh has dropped a new video destroying gender stereotypes and addressing her sexuality.

Singh just became the first woman in decades tapped to host a late-night television show on NBC. She will host A Little Late With Lilly Singh, replacing Carson Daly’s Last Call with Carson Daly.

In her new video, where she reimagines Bollywood bops as rap songs, she talks candidly about body image, consent, and mental health.

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‘I love Bollywood and I love rap music, so I decided to collide both worlds and remake some of my favorite film songs into rap anthems,’ she wrote in an Instagram post.

Singh puts a feminist, LGBTI spin on three classic Bollywood songs in her video If Bollywood Songs Were Rap. The hits featured are Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai from Khalnayak, All Izz Well from 3 Idiots and Aankh Marey from Simmba.

She furthermore added: ‘I was told exposing your body too much isn’t good, fair skin is the goal, having a tummy isn’t beautiful and subconsciously that other people could/would and should make judgments about you. I believed all of this for some time in my life because I didn’t know another way. As I’ve grown up, I’ve proactively made an effort to unlearn a lot of these things and this song represents that growth in a nutshell. Shout outs to all my sisters who love to cover up and to those who love to show it all.’

‘No need to pick’ says Singh

The Canadian YouTuber came out as bisexual on Twitter last February.

In her reimagining of Aankh Marye, Singh addresses her bisexuality. In the video, she is playing a game of basketball when she falls for both refs – a man and a woman.

‘I do both, no need to pick, gimme ladies, gimme…’ she sings.

Watch the full video below:

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