American rapper Meek Mill, has apologized for shooting a music video in Ghana’s presidential palace, also known as Jubilee House, when he was there during the end of 2022.
The ‘Amen’ rapper released the music video for his new song on his Instagram account on Sunday, but took it down after receiving heavy criticism from politicians and citizens of Ghana stating that it posed a high security risk.
“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?” said Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a member of parliament for the North Tongu district.
Meek wasted no time and took to Twitter to apologize for his mistake adding that he did not seek permission to film the video.
“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,” read the tweet.
In a separate tweet, he also added that his intention is to push the connection between Africa and the black people in America, which he promises to reveal what he is trying to do soon.