Rahat Fateh Ali Khan issued an apology for his video in which he was seen beating his student over his lost bottle.
He has released another video of him seeking an apology from his fans and followers. “I’m recording a very special message for you all today,” began the singer. He pleaded apology with his joined hands.
“I want to apologise. The mistake I have made – firstly, I seek forgiveness from my God – may God forgive me, Who had made all humans the same. Being a human, I should not have behaved in such a way with another human. And being an artist, I definitely shouldn’t have.”
He continued, “My family, that has been associated with the art of Qawwali for 600 years, our message of love, peace, brotherhood, – I want to apologise to my family, family friends, friends, and especially my fans, who have been immensely hurt by my behaviour. Before that, I seek forgiveness from my God, and this mistake will never happen again.”
The singer added, “The video is from nine years ago, and I don’t know how long this lot has been making my videos without my consent. The videos that are to come – I already know. When we held our press conference, these things started happening right after. Why not before? If you’re such a beacon of humanity, why not release these earlier? I take this positively as well. Because of their actions, I realized my fault.”
Khan informed that he respects people who have boycotted him. This shows their love for him as they don’t want to see him acting this way. He, however, said that more such videos of him may emerge on social media but all those videos will be fake and fabricated.
Reaching the end of his message, Khan said, “I will InshAllah keep singing. I just want to apologize for my behavior.” Khan said that he would apologize to the singing community, my co-artists, and my female co-artists.