After causing an uproar when he released a clip off his upcoming music video shot in Ghana’s Jubilee House, Meek Mill issued an apology.
It all started when Meek Mill kicked off his week on Sunday (January 8) by sharing a clip from an upcoming music video. Previewing new music or upcoming videos is not the norm for a Sunday, but that wasn’t the reason why things quickly went left for the Philly rapper.
As seen in the video clip, Meek Mill is rapping explicit lyrics while walking around Ghana’s Jubilee House, an expansive building that serves as the country’s presidential residence. Meek was indeed invited to see Jubilee House after performing at the Afronation concert in Accra.
Meek Mill was met with serious backlash. “All those responsible for this despicable desecration of the Jubilee House by Meek Mill must be fired immediately,” wrote Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a member of parliament for the North Tongu district. “How do those explicit lyrics from the president’s lectern project Ghana positively? Is Ghana’s seat of government no longer a high security installation?”
The rapper quickly removed the video clip and is working on a new version of his upcoming music video. Along with the removal of the clip on his social media accounts, Meek issued an apology via 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,” Meek Mill tweeted Monday afternoon.
In another tweet, Meek added “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!”