Shan Vincent de Paul releases rap track criticising Pa Ranjith, accuses him of hypocrisy
The rap song has created further uproar, adding to the Rolling Stone cover controversy
Canadian Tamil rapper Shan Vincent de Paul, who is currently in the spotlight due to the Rolling Stone cover controversy, has released a new rap track criticising director Pa Ranjith, who earlier criticised the magazine for the exclusion of singer-songwriter Arivu from its August 2021 cover.
The August 2021 cover of the music magazine featured artists Dhee and Shan Vincent de Paul, however, the exclusion of Arivu from the cover created a social media uproar. Director Pa Ranjith too questioned Rolling Stone India and the music label Maajaa for omitting who has worked on the hit songs Neeye Oli and Enjoy Enjaami.
Responding to Ranjith, Shan has released a rap track titled 'Take Cover', in which he speaks about his Eelam Tamil identity and the social media hate that he has been getting. In the track, he also calls Ranjith a "snakey director” and alleges that the latter didn't want him to be part of his latest film Sarpatta Parambarai (which featured Neeye Oli), and that it was composer Santhosh Narayanan who had insisted on roping him in.
Take Cover (Rolling Stone Freestyle) pic.twitter.com/HKh8511tow— Shan Vincent de Paul (@shanvdp) August 26, 2021
The rapper further mentions that he has no dispute with Arivu. He goes on to call Ranjith a hypocrite for not crediting him for the English lyrics of Neeye Oli in his tweet. The rap song has certainly added to the social media uproar that the controversy had created.
This is not the first time that Shan has spoken out about the controversy. He earlier released a written statement explaining the motive behind the Rolling stone cover, while also addressing Arivu and Ranjith.
You can read the statement here: