Benazir Bhutto’s Daughter Posts Rap Tribute on YouTube

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I WOULD TAKE THE PAIN AWAYSONG , SONG BAKHTAWAR NOW

More than one year after the tragic assassination of Pakistan’s former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, her elder daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto has recorded and posted a hip-hop song to YouTube in which she raps in English and express her pain over the loss of her mother.

I Would Take the Pain Away” is a mournful expression of Bakhtawar’s grief and a fascinating tribute to the defiant spirit of a powerful woman and much-loved political leader.

The elder daughter of Pakistan’s assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto has written a rap song expressing her anguish over her mother’s death.

The song, entitled “I Would Take the Pain Away,” and a five-minute video of clips and photographs of Benazir Bhutto has been broadcast on the state-run Pakistani television and posted on the video-sharing website YouTube.

“My mother was murdered. I don’t even comprehend. Was it worth dying for? I’m walking through screened doors,” Bakhtawar, 18, sings in English on the lilting hip-hop song.

“No comfort or ease. I’m begging you please God bless the deceased,” Bakhtawar sings.

Information Minister Sherry Rehman, for years an aide to Bhutto, said Bakhtawar, a student at Britain’s Edinburgh University, wrote the lyrics and music.

“It’s a tribute of a grieving daughter to her iconic and loving mother,” Rehman told Reuters on Monday.

Music was a hobby for Bakhtawar and she had no plan to pursue it as a career, Rehman said.

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