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.

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

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

Body positivity

‘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.’

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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 filmi songs into rap anthems. Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai is a CLASSIC and so I wanted to pair it with some modern wisdom I’ve gained over the years. Growing up, I was often taught a “right” and “wrong” way to be a woman. 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. Shout outs to my sisters who enjoy reading books, cooking and/or flexing on a pole. Shout outs to my light, dark and everything in between sisters. Shout outs to all my sisters with PHAT stretch marks. Shout outs to my working women and stay at home moms. It’s YOUR choice. Regardless of all the things we’ve been told and taught, you’re beautiful and deserve respect. Tag a sister you love and let her know she’s AMAZING. —— I also remade All is Well and Aankh Marey. To see the full video, link in bio x —— Thank you to @durranibros, @chasinglife and @sahibafashions for helping bring this to life 🙏🏽❤

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‘No need to pick’ says Singh

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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Bi YouTube star Lilly Singh to replace Carson Daly in NBC late-night slot

YouTube sensation Singh

NBC has found its next late-night host, and she’s a bisexual women of color. YouTube star Lilly Singh is taking over the 1:30am spot currently occupied by Last Call With Carson Daly.

It will make her the only woman with a late-night talk show on a broadcast network.

Her new show, A Little Late With Silly Singh, will debut in September.

The half-hour program will feature in-studio interviews, and pre-taped comedy sketches and segments.

‘This is a dream come true’

Announced yesterday (14 March), Singh said: ‘An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late-night show? Now that is a dream come true.’

‘I’m thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild.’

Singh’s reached YouTube fame eight years ago with her channel, Superwoman.

Since amassing 14 million followers, Singh appeared in the 2016 film Bad Moms and appeared in HBO’s Fahrenheit 451.

‘I’m fully embracing my superpowers’

Singh, 30, came out as bisexual last month in an inspirational post.

She said: ‘Female, Coloured, Bisexual.

‘Throughout my life these have proven to be obstacles from time to time.

‘But now I’m fully embracing them as my superpowers.’

Signh since took a hiatus from her channel for mental health reasons.

Alongside being an internet star, Lilly Singh has also written the 2017 book How To Be A Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life.

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