The current king of Ghanaian rap Sarkodie has apologized to his numerous fans over some remarks he made last week which have given him a lot of bad press.
The Konvict Africa rapper who made a statement at a press conference in Accra that “People listen to him more than, the president of Ghana, John Evan Atta Mills”, said he meant it as a joke and not as the media and the public have sought to explain.
Speaking on Peace FM’s “Entertainment Review” programme, Sarkodie made reference to a statement someone made to him during this year Ghana Music Awards, that if he wins the “Artiste of the year” award he would face a lot of problems “I made a funny statement with smiles on my face that people listen to me more than the president himself.
That is Sarkodie’s sense of humour and I thought anyone who hears this will laugh but Ghanaians and the media have intrepreted it wrongly”, he said. He said.
He expressed shock at how his humorous statement has been blown out of proportion and wondered why no media man asked for further classification. “If they thought it was wrong someone should have questioned me on that, but nobody said anything during and after the press conference. I only heard people discussing me on radio on my way home”, he stressed.
The public outcry has pushed Sarkodie to release a new single track title “Sorry”. He used chorus from Akon “I tried so hard” and rapped along with it. The song’s intro goes like this: “This is a letter to my fans, I just wonna show you that I love you all. My fans please forgive me I will crack jokes no more”.
Touching on media report that he snubbed the organizers of the Ghana Music Awards, at the MUSIGA headquarters on Tuesday May18, 2010 when Charter House was presenting cash prizes to the GMA 2010 winner. Sarkodie denied to have snubbed that he refused to receive his GH¢4000 cash prize until Theresa of Charter House intervened.
“What happened is that, I was there with my management when I had a call so I went out to receive the call and told Dr. Duncan to receive the cheque on my behalf, not knowing that my name had been mentioned several times. They refused to present it to my manager, Dr. Duncan because Theresa said since I was there it will be a privilege to present it to me in person”, he explained.
According to ‘Obedeponbede’ since he won five awards at this year’s Ghana Music Awards, people always try to find fault with whatever he does and says. He dismissed reports that arrogant and snobbish.
“This is the mentality and perception of some Ghana which kills a lot of budding artistes. I am not arrogant; I speak with confidence and humor. The people who smile with me are the same people trying to bring me down”, he said with so much emotions.
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