United States rapper Meek Mill was in Ghana in December to perform at the just-ended Afro-Nation concert over the Christmas holidays. He was well-received nationwide, and his visit engulfed the Ghanaian social media chats.
In a gesture of courtesy, the African American rapper Meek Mill paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee. The US Rapper has however received backlash after it came to public knowledge that he has released a music video featuring his visit to Ghana with a clip shot from the seat of government Jubilee House in Accra.
The award-winning rapper is currently trending on social media after a teaser of his yet-to-be-released music video showed scenes of him at different places at Ghana’s presidency.
The rapper had on late Sunday, January 8, 2023; posted an Instagram reel announcing that he was set to release a new track. Unbeknown to Ghanaians, the video was shot at the highest and most ‘protected’ office in their land. It is believed that the music video was shot at the time of the visit as he was wearing same outfits.
In the short video, Meek Mill is seen with his ‘gang’ in different places at the presidency known as the Jubilee House, from the frontage, through the main corridors, in the main conference hall – at a point positioned behind the presidential lectern – and later in a sitting area rapping.
The entire crew posed behind the podium with the Presidential seal of the Republic of Ghana.
It is not yet clear whether the video was officially shot with permission, or it was an amateur mobile video illegally shot into a clip without official permission.
It seems Ghanaians are not happy with the location of his video shoot as many have dragged the president and the rapper on Twitter. Following the heat from social media, the philanthropist is reported to have deleted the controversial video.
Some of the major highlights of his time in Ghana were a rough riding power bike session, claims of his phone having been pickpocketed at an event, fighting off hoodlums before getting on stage to perform and meeting with the president at Jubilee House.
Meek Mill, Dave Chappelle, Letitia Wright, Dadju, T-Pain, Chance .The Rapper, Stefflon Don, Sway, Vic Mensa, Charlamagne, Bas, Jeremih, Ramz, Masego, Stormzy, Skepta, Lucky Daye, Ms Banks, Chino Braxton, Jacob Latimore, Dreya Mac, Talib Kweli all visited Ghana during the holidays.