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My apologies to the people if any disrespect!”Meek Mill
American Rapper Meek Mill has apologized to the people of Ghana after facing criticism for filming a music video in the country’s presidential palace.
Over the weekend, the rapper, who is of Ghanaian heritage, shared a teaser of a new music video, in which he could be seen rapping in the Jubilee House and on the same podium President Nana Akufo-Addo uses to address the nation.
On Monday morning, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, Ghana’s former deputy education minister, hit out at Meek and his team.
All those responsible for this despicable desecration of the Jubilee House by Meek Mill must be fired immediately,” he tweeted.
Meek Mill deleted the video from his pages & apologized in a statement on his Twitter page on Monday, stating that he would “take responsibility.”
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 hereMill Tweeted
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!Meek Mill added in another Tweet
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 intentionalMill Tweeted