Iqbal Zulkefli’s romance drama with Dato’ Seri Vida may be over for now. Still, the up-and-coming singer couldn’t avoid himself from becoming a target of backlash from local netizens on social media.
This time around, the young entrepreneur found himself on the receiving end of more criticism from the public after a video of him stepping on dozens of RM50 cash notes made its way on social media recently.
As seen in the video on local recording label Rusa Music’s official YouTube channel (before it went viral on other online platforms), Iqbal could be seen scattering cash notes worth RM70,000 on the floor. Apart from the 27-year-old, his label mate, singer Ariff Bahran, was also spotted picking up the RM50 notes, before throwing it back to the ground.
Needless to say, many netizens didn’t react too kindly to the viral video. In this case, most of them called Iqbal out for his insensitive behaviour. To quote a few commentators on social media, “He just stepped on the money, while a lot of people out there are struggling to make ends meet. Remember, your wealth is only temporary. God can take it away anytime.”
If you’ve been keeping up with Iqbal’s life, you’re probably aware about his newly-released single titled “Hujan”. As stated by DS Vida’s former personal assistant, the song chronicles the true story of his life as well as certain real-life events that may have made headlines. So far, the official music video has amassed over 634K views after it was uploaded on YouTube yesterday (Monday, 1st November).
Scrolling through the comments section on the song’s official MV, a lot of people gave mostly positive feedback to the song. For those who don’t know, “Hujan” was composed by Oja and Zai Hamzah. The lyrics were penned by Iqbal himself, with the help of Floor 88 members Eric Fuzi and Achoi.
“I’m not siding with Iqbal here, but of course, Floor 88’s masterpiece doesn’t disappoint. If the song came out perfect and at the same time seen trending on YouTube, it’s not because of the singer, but because of the great line-up of composers,” one netizen remarked.
Another internet user gave a more uplifting comment, saying, “The song sounds so good! I feel so sad after hearing it. Good job, Iqbal. I really hope he will find success in his career and will always be blessed with sustenance. Always be patient in facing your problems. God willing, He will always be there for you. Amin.”
Touching people’s hearts with his sincere and emotional vocals, the music video for Iqbal’s song “Hujan” is currently trending at #1 on YouTube! For those interested, check it out here:
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