Ablakwa: Meek Mill Apology Must Be Accepted
The Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has called on Ghanaians to accept the apology of American rapper Meek Mill.
According to the lawmaker, Meek’s apology appears “sincere”.
The rapper who visited Ghana during the Yuletide for the Afro Nation concert released a short but controversial music video which agitated a section of Ghanaians.
In the teaser, the rapper dressed in a white shirt over a pair of shorts appears with his gang- who were in similar costumes- in different compartments of the presidential palace.
The agitation of Ghanaians was about the explicit lyrics and security breaches- the venue video was shot.
In an earlier post, Ablakwa described it as a “desecration” and called for the dismissal of the official responsible for it.
“All those responsible for this despicable desecration of the Jubilee House by Meek Mill must be fired immediately.”
But the rapper later on Monday apologised for “disrespecting” Ghanaians and the Office of the Presidency in his ignorance.
“To the people of Ghana no video I drop is ever meant to disrespect the people of Ghana …. The fastest way to make connection is thru music and I wanted to do that with displaying art … im in my 30’s from America and didn’t know much about the lifestyle here”, he posted on Twitter hours after deleting the teaser.
He added, “I don’t think they knew it was video footage when we asked to shoot its a small camera and one kid … in America we didn’t know this existed and was excited to show because they don’t show Ghana on our media much! So I’ll take responsibility for my mistake! Not intentional.”
Following this, Ablakwa said the apology appeared “sincere”.
“It does appear Meek Mill’s multiple apologies to Ghanaians are quite sincere & should be accepted by all.”
He is, however, concerned about the safety of Ghanaians.
“My only serious reservation, however, is his claim that he engaged in all that deplorable desecration & major security breach on the blind side of officials.
“Is the President safe? Is Ghana safe? This has, without a scintilla of doubt, further justified earlier demands for urgent investigations & severe sanctions.”
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini