Ghana: American rapper Meek Mill forced to delete a video shot at the presidency
American rapper Robert Rihmeek Williams, known under the artist name of Meek Milldeleted a video clip which was shot at Jubilee House, Ghana Accra presidency.
The arrival and delivery of Meek Mill in Accra, who did not go unnoticed because her phone was stolen and then found by the police, sparked another controversy.
Indeed, some Ghanaians have criticized officials in the country for allowing the American rapper to shoot a music video and hum lyrics from behind a presidential desk, which they say does not project a good image of the country. Ghana.
Faced with the waves of criticism on social networks like Twitter, Meek Mill was forced to remove the video in which he can be seen with his group performing in different places in the presidency starting from the main corridors, the main conference room, behind the presidential desk and then in a corner of the living room in rapping.
Among the reactions, the Ghanaian opposition NDC MP, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said that sanctions must be taken against the people who authorized this kind of thing.
In this regard, MP Ablakwa published that “all those responsible for the despicable desecration of the Jubilee House by Meek Mill should be returned immediately”. He later wondered if the presidency which is the seat of the Ghanaian government is no longer a high security perimeter.
Ahead of his controversial music video performance for the presidency, the eye-catching American rapper has the same physical features as a West African has disclosed his DNA results which reveal he has 18% Ghanaian-Ivorian ancestry .
According to ancestry.com, the ancestors of Meek Mill were from the geographical areas currently known as Benin, Togo, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria. It is therefore with good reason that the American artist went to Accra at the end of December and expressed the desire to buy a house in Ghana.
It was seen on Thursday, December 29, 2022 in a celebratory atmosphere specific to artists who love visibility. Afterwards, Meek Mill visited the presidency in a T-shirt and appeared in images including one with President Akufo-Addo. These images have generated many negative reactions on social networks from Internet users and politicians in the Ghana.
The controversial video, although deleted by Meek Mill on his Instagram page, continued to be shared by third parties on social networks with observations that will perhaps leave an unforgettable memory for the artist for his first return to the source of his ancestors.
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