Singer and rapper Badshah was summoned to seem earlier than Mumbai Police for questioning on Saturday relating to the fake views rip-off. The rapper claimed that he has offered support to the Police and co-operated with them and has additionally denied all allegations leveled towards him. However, Mumbai Police have revealed that Badshah confessed to buying fake views for his song Pagal Hai for Rs 72 lakh to set a world file.
Nandkumar Thakur, the deputy commissioner of police, informed Mumbai Mirror, “The singer confessed that he wanted to set a world record for the most number of viewers in 24 hours on YouTube. That is why he paid Rs 72 lakh to this company.” The officers claimed that Badshah has confessed to paying for 7.2 crore views for the music video Pagal Hai which garnered 75 million instances on the primary day of its launch. It had made a world file defeating earlier information set by Taylor Swift and the Korean boy band BTS. The declare was rejected by Google.
The officers additionally stated that they’re investigating additional into the matter and scrutinizing his different songs posted on social media.
On Saturday, Badshah had issued a press release denying his involvement within the fake social media followers rip-off. The assertion learn, “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 have 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 would like to thank all those who have conveyed their concern to me. It means a lot to me.”
Till date, the Mumbai Police have investigated at the very least 20 distinguished personalities.
The developments got here after the Mumbai Police busted the rip-off on July 14 via analytical technical-intelligence and nabbed one individual, following a grievance lodged by Bollywood playback singer Bhoomi Trivedi.
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