Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a representative for North Tongu, has said that he has reason to think that Meek Mill, an American rapper, has apologized to Ghanaians sincerely.
The MP asked Ghanaians to forgive the rapper in a Facebook post that was seen by GhanaWeb. The rapper had received harsh criticism for uploading clips from a music video that included images of Ghana’s president.
“It does appear Meek Mill’s multiple apologies to Ghanaians are quite sincere & should be accepted by all,” he wrote.
Mr. Ablakwa, who has called for an investigation into the event and appropriate consequences to be enforced to those responsible, begged that the rapper be forgiven for his error but said that the admission by Meek Mill has further vindicated his call.
“However, my only significant concern is his assertion that he committed all of that reprehensible sacrilege & significant security violation while officials were distracted.
How safe is the President? “Is Ghana safe?” he inquired.
“This has, without a scintilla of doubt, further justified earlier demands for urgent investigations & severe sanctions,” the opposition MP added.
Following his recent trip to Ghana, Meek Mill visited the president and then posted the footage on his Instagram page.
The rapper Meek Mill is shown rapping in several locations throughout the presidency in the film, including the facade, the major hallways, the main conference hall (at a point just behind the presidential pulpit), and afterwards in a sitting room.
Security and ethical issues with the rapper’s behavior have been raised by his detractors.
The video, which has already gone viral on social media, was later erased by Meek Mill.
Meek Mill, an American rapper, described the circumstances in which he shot video in and around the Jubilee House in three tweets on January 9, 2023.
When the rapper met President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in December 2022 while he was in town for the Afro Nation concert, the government had been under constant pressure to clarify how the rapper recorded video.
Mill issued an apology to the president and the people of Ghana for the way that a music video promo he had created had caused a stir and received a lot of negative feedback online.
He uploaded the footage on his Instagram reel before apologizing on Twitter.
“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,” His initial tweet of regret read.
He then apologized once more, this time to both the president and the people of Ghana:
“My apologies to the people if any disrespect! We still gonna push to make the connection between black people in America and Africa … what I’m trying to do is more than a video and you should see coming soon! My apologies to the the office also!” the post stated.