News 10 January 2023
Author: Kafui Mensah

Meek Mill apologises for controversial music video in Ghana amid backlash

10 January 2023

This week Meek Mill has found himself under fire after featuring Ghana’s presidential palace in a new music video.

After discovering his 18% lineage from Ghana, the Philadelphia rapper’s trip to the country has been highly documented, making headlines for his Afronation concert in Accra.

However, this week he has been attracting attention for the wrong reasons with many criticising Meek’s use of the Ghanaian presidential palace – also known as the Jubilee House – for the back drop of his latest music video.

Stepping through the palace corridors, halls and the presidential lectern with his entourage, the “Dreams & Nightmares” songwriter was accused of “desecrating” the Jubilee House.

Member of parliament for the North Tongu district, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, said, “All those responsible for this despicable desecration of the Jubilee House by Meek Mill must be fired immediately.

“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?”

Since the incident Meek Mill has come out to make a public apology on the matter sending his regrets to the people of Ghana for his use of the the presidential palace.

With Meek Mill explaining his wish to share his experiences in Ghana have been misinterpreted as intentionally disrespectful, hopefully artists will take this example as a lesson to be educated when exploring new cultures and traditions.