Meek Mill Apologizes for Desecrating Ghana’s Presidential Palace in Music Video

1: us rapper meek mill has recently caused a stir in ghana after surreptitiously filming a music video in the country’s presidential palace, or jubilee house. this resulted in mps raising questions about potential security risks, and public outrage in the west african nation. samuel okudzeto ablakwa, a member of parliament for the north tongu district, called for those responsible to be fired immediately.

2: meek mill had travelled to ghana last month after learning that he was 18% ghanaian. during his visit, he performed at the afronation concert in accra and rode dirt bikes in the city streets. he then visited the jubilee house, the seat of ghana’s president, nana akufo-addo, where he filmed footage and uploaded it to instagram on sunday.

3: meek mill stated that his intention in sharing his experiences in ghana had been to showcase the country to the world. however, the explicit lyrics sung from the president’s lectern sparked debate in ghana, with questions arising about the security of the president’s seat of government and the appropriateness of allowing a foreign musician on the pulpit of the president. despite his mistake, mill apologized and revealed that he was pushing to make a connection between black people in america and africa.

By Evey Lovelace

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