In an upsetting piece of news yesterday, Indian rapper and upcoming politician Sidhu Moosewala was killed in a shooting. As per reports, the 28-year-old was shot by assailants who fired more than eight shots based on the order of a Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar.
While the story is still developing, celebrities have shown an outpouring of love and support for Sidhu’s family. Despite coming from a humble background, the musician managed to carve a niche for himself with hits like 2017’s “So High”, “G-Wagon” and more.
However, fans on Twitter have now found a rather bleak connection with his track “295” which came out last year. The 4.33-minute song sees the rapper talking about Section 295 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), which states “Injuring or defiling a place of worship with intent to insult the religion of any class”.
The lyrics of the song read, ”Dharman de naam te debate milugi. Sach bolega taan milu 295 Je karega tarakki putt hate milugi (Debates on religion will end up your day. Speak the truth you get 295. Successful ones have hate on their way).”
Hours after his death, Twitter users pointed out the eerie resemblance between the title of the song and the date the rapper was shot, on May 29th. The coincidence, however, doesn’t end there, with users pointing out the image used in the promotional material of another track by Sidhu, titled “The Last Ride”, which is the crime scene from Tupac’s assassination.
The string of coincidences only gets freakier as “The Last Ride” was unveiled on May 15th, merely two weeks before the singer was shot dead. The 28-year-old artist unsuccessfully contested the election in Punjab’s Mansa district in 2022. Before his death, Sidhu Moosewala also faced his share of controversies for promoting violence and gun culture through his songs.
As mentioned earlier, a Canada-based gangster Goldy Brar is said to have claimed responsibility for the killing, in a now shared Facebook post. Brar is said to be a close aide of gang leader Lawrence Bishnoi, who ordered the assassination of the rapper. Users have been flooding social platforms, with reactions and theories alike. Here’s what they are saying: