Meek Mill has issued a sincere apology on Twitter following backlash over his music video, which was filmed at the Jubilee House government building in Ghana.
“To the people of Ghana, the videos I drop are in no way intended to disrespect the people of Ghana…. The fastest way to make connections is through music and I do it by displaying art. I wanted to,” reads his first tweet.
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Meek Mill has said he will drop the album “every quarter” in 2023.
He goes on to “take responsibility” [his] mistake” and expressed his desire to “bring together blacks in America and Africa”.
Criticism came full steam ahead on Monday morning (January 9) when Ghana’s former deputy education minister, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, tweeted screenshots of a music video and expressed outrage.
“Anyone responsible for Meek Mill’s despicable desecration of Jubilee House must be fired immediately,” Abraqwa wrote. “How do overt lyrics from the president’s lectern project Ghana positively? Isn’t the seat of the government of Ghana no longer a high security facility?”
Many Ghanaians followed suit, with some blaming the country’s government rather than Meek.The 35-year-old rapper rushed to the defense of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo Addo, adding: . A small camera and one child… In America, we didn’t know this existed. [I] excited to show [it] Because they don’t show much of Ghana in our media. ”
Meek expressed no ill will and continues to support positive community efforts in both his hometown of Philadelphia and Ghana.
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