SADLY! MOOSE WALA LOVED GUNS, AND THE GUNS TOOK HIS LIFE
MOOSE WALA’S SINGING CAREER SPANNING SHORT SIX YEARS CAME TO A SUDDEN END
Sadly, Punjabi Singer Shubdeep Singh Sidhu popularly known as Sidhu Moose Wala, a twenty-eight years young upcoming boy from Punjab’s small town Mansa who glorified the use of weapons and violence in the songs, and even flaunted the sophisticated weapon in his music videos met his end with the same.
He was shot multiple times when he was traveling in a jeep and was declared dead at the hospital. The autopsy report revealed that his body had 25 gunshot wounds. Canada based gangster Goldy Brar who belong to Lawrence Bishnoi group has taken responsibility of Moose Wala’s killing.
Most of the songs of Sidhu Moose Wala who was killed allegedly by the gangsters at village Jawaharke in Mansa district, talked about rebellion through gun culture and violence, which was one of the key reasons behind his massive popularity amongst the youth.
Ahead of the Punjab polls of February 20 he joined the congress party and unsuccessfully contested the polls from Mansa.
Moose Wala was often accused of promoting gun violence and drug abuse through his songs. His musical career took off when he wrote song ‘License’, which was crooned by Ninja and released in 2016.
He was on a study visa in Canada when he forayed into singing Punjabi rap and never looked back. His six years career saw meteoric upward swing to fell down with suddenly amidst the noises of gun shots. Atleast 200 gunshots were fired from sophisticated bore weapons, public usage of which has been prohibited in Punjab.
He had faced legal challenges for promoting gun culture and using inflammatory and inciting lyrics in his songs. His violent songs allegedly promoted gun culture and led to a string of criminal cases. His pages on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter often showed him carrying weapons or in the company of people flaunting firearms. His official YouTube channel logo at one time depicted a man dressed in black, with a covered face, carrying an AK-47 assault rifle.
In February 2020, Mansa police had registered a case against Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu alias Sidhu Moose Wala and another singer Mankirat Aulakh for promoting violence and gun culture in their songs.
Punjab Police again booked Punjabi singer Sidhu Moose Wala, after a video showing him firing shots from the AK-47 of a police personnel at a shooting range went viral.
Even the Crime Branch of Mohali police had filed a case against singer Sidhu Moose Wala on charges of promoting violence and gun culture through his song “Sanju”, released on the social media in 2020 for blatantly glorifies use of weapons. In the song, Moose Wala makes explicit references to the case registered against him under the Arms Act, and the video starts with a news clip of him being booked in the said case by the Punjab police for unauthorised use of an AK-47 Rifle.
“Gabru te case jehda, Sanjay Dutt te, Jatt utte case jehda Sanjay Dutt te (the young man faces the case that (bollywood star) Sanjay Dutt faced, the Jatt faces the case that Sunjay Dutt faced.) The police then registered another case against him under the Arms Act and Sections 188 (disobedience to order) and 294 (obscene acts and songs) and 504 (provocation to break public peace) of the Indian Penal Code in July 2020 for glorifying the use of weapons and boasting about the FIRs through this song.
The singer was also booked by the Punjab Police under the Arms Act after he was charged with promoting gun culture in 2020 over his song ‘Panj Goliyan’.
Moose Wala, who learnt music during college and moved to Canada after completing his education, gained popularity for his gangster rap. His songs and the lyrics led him to make headlines, but for all the wrong reasons.
Sadly though, the 28-year-old’s musical career ended on May 30, 2022.