Popular Bollywood rapper and producer, Badshah has been forced to release a statement after accusations of purchasing fake views on YouTube.
Reports say that Badshah had been called in for questioning with Mumbai Police over the fake views relating to his song Paagal. Officials claim that during the questioning, Badshah had confessed purchasing around 7.2 crore views for Rs. 72 lakh to smash the world record for most views on YouTube in the first 24 hours.
Deputy commissioner of Police, Nandkumar Thakur told to a publication, “The singer confessed that he wanted to set a world record for most number of viewers in 24 hours on YouTube. That is why he paid Rs 72 lakh to this company.”
Badshah in a statement said, “Following the summons, I have spoken to the Mumbai Police. I have aided the officials in their investigation by cooperating and carrying out the due diligence on my part. I’ve categorically denied all the allegations levelled against me and made it clear that I was never involved in such practices, nor do I condone them. The investigation procedure is being executed in accordance with the law and I have complete faith in the authorities, who are handling this matter. I’d like to thank all those who have conveyed their concern to me. It means a lot to me.”