Bhutto's Daughter Mourns With YouTube Rap Video

She would take the pain away, apparently
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 6, 2009 9:17 AM CST

(Newser) – Benazir Bhutto’s oldest daughter has marked the anniversary of her mother’s death with a heartfelt tribute—in the form of a dirge-like YouTube rap video. Over a montage of images of her late mother, 18-year-old Bakhtawar Zardari sings lines like, “You have beauty and intelligence, everything you did have relevance.”

The Edinburgh University student is an avid music fan—she once asked a friend in the US to introduce her to P Diddy—who was encouraged to sing by her mother. Her mournful rap isn’t likely to net her a record deal, but it seems heartfelt. “It is the tribute of a grieving daughter to her iconic mother,” said Pakistan’s information minister.