Meek Mill apologises after filming music video in Ghanaian presidential palace

Meek Mill has apologized for filming a music video inside Ghana’s presidential palace, sparking a backlash from the country’s education minister.

Last Sunday (January 8th), the rapper posted to Instagram a snippet of the music video for his yet-to-be-named new song. In this clip, among other locations in Ghana, Mill roams the conference halls and corridors of Jubilee House, which serves as the official residence and office of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo Addo.

The clip, which has since been deleted from Mill’s Instagram, sparked a backlash shortly after it was posted, with Ghana’s Minister of Education Sam Okuzet Abrakwa calling the video a “vile desecration of the Jubilee House.” took the lead.

Expressing his frustration in a tweet published yesterday (January 9), Ablakwa declared: [the video]… must be fired immediately. ’” he continued. Isn’t the government seat of Ghana no longer a high security facility?”.

In response to the backlash leveled by the Ghanaian public and the press, Mill explained on Twitter today (January 10) that he “didn’t mean to disrespect the people of Ghana.” The intention to shoot the video is “[display] Art” and “Connecting Blacks in America and Africa”.

He continued: [sic] I wanted to do that by exhibiting art…I’m in my 30s from the US [sic] I didn’t know much about the lifestyle here. ”

In a follow-up tweet, Mill said, “I apologize to people if I was slighted.” [was taken], before explicitly apologizing to the Ghanaian Presidential Office. The rapper later defended Akufo-Addo, who faced backlash for supposedly allowing the video to be filmed, saying, “When we asked for it to be filmed, it was video footage,” the agency didn’t know. It is written that there is

Meek Mill closed the thread with a final apology and explanation, writing: So I take responsibility for my mistakes! Not intentionally.”

Mill’s since-deleted Instagram post promised the song would be released soon, but it has yet to appear on the rapper’s streaming service page. Pain” was released in October 2021, and the mixtape “Flamers 5” was released late last year.

Around the same time, Mill was one of many musicians who attended a virtual signing of the Decriminalizing Artistic Expression Act, which was incorporated into California law last October to prevent the use of rap lyrics in criminal prosecution. was a person Mill participated in signing with Killer Mike, E-40, Ty Dolla $ign, and more.

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