Bilal Saeed, a rapper, broke his silence and apologised to his fans for receiving the “wrong reaction” to his concerts, following a controversy surrounding the Pakistani singer.
For those who don’t know, a few days ago, a little video clip of Bilal hurling the microphone at the audience as he abruptly stopped singing a song and left the concert went viral.
According to reports, “some boys in the crowd who were misbehaving” during the event prompted this. Responses to the story were divided; while some criticised the singer for responding in such a “violent” way, others referred to it as a “publicity stunt”.
But in order to set the record straight, Bilal clarified early on Saturday morning, stating that occasionally people can become “overwhelmed”.
The vocalist of 12 Saal used his Instagram stories to make his point in a succinct paragraph.
“The stage has always been my whole world; I have always felt the most complete and the most alive while performing!” Written by Bilal.
He claimed that giving his all for his fans—including “sickness, stress, or worries”—has always come first when it comes to performing for them.
He acknowledged that the issue indeed involved someone acting inappropriately in the crowd, but he said that this wasn’t the first time it has happened to him.
But he added, “It was undoubtedly the first time I responded incorrectly. I ought never to have exited the stage.”
The Adhi Adhi Raat actor went on to say that “nothing should have come in the way of me and the respect that my stage deserved from me” despite the circumstances.
Being one of the pioneers of the Pakistani music scene, the performer gained recognition for his songs, which are particularly well-liked by the younger demographic.
Bilal became well-known after his debut single, 12 Saal, became a smash hit in 2012. He also contributed a lot of musical pieces to the industry, including the well-known Uchiyaan Deewaran.