Shatta Wale ‘apologises’ to disabled society…Stonebwoy

Shatta Wale ‘apologises’ to disabled society…Stonebwoy

The battle between two of Ghana’s top dancehall artistes, Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy seem not to be ending anytime soon following recent comments from the camp of the two musicians.

Shatta Wale descended heavily on Stonebwoy during his performance at the recently held ‘Sallahfest’ event at Nima and Abeka in Accra as part of the Eid ul Fitr celebrations.

Shatta who claimed to be disap­pointed with Stonebwoy for his absence did not mince words as he called his fellow artiste a cripple.

He went further to say that, Stoneb­woy was an ‘Apakye Celebrity’ who deserved no mercy from the public as he disappointed his fans by not showing up for the event.

The disabled community (The Ghana society of the Physically Disabled) did not take kindly to the comment and demanded an apology for the derogato­ry statement.

But Shatta Wale’s camp in a state­ment issued under the auspices of the Shatta Movement Record and signed by Manager of the artiste, Samuel Atuobi Baah (Sammy Flex), said the comments were misrepresented.

“The intention of the statement was not to mock or belittle individuals with disabilities, but rather to emphasise the importance of Stonebwoy acting and treating others with respect at all times,” it said.

“We understand that the wording of the statement may have been insensi­tive and we acknowledge the concerns raised. It is not our intention to cause any harm. We value and respect the contributions and rights of individu­als with disabilities in our society,” it added.

It says they were committed to inclusiveness and would be mindful of their words and actions in future.

However, Stonebwoy in a counter statement said, they found it not just irresponsible but misleading and men­dacious.

According to the statement, Mr Sammy Flex’s comment that Stoneb­woy should act right and treat others with respect at all times, was an ab­sent-minded one.

“A predominant factor in the career of Stonebwoy is his humility and re­spect shown to all manner of persons,” it stated.

“You have an ar­tiste like Shatta Wale whose career lives and breathes on the tradi­tion of insults, disdain, discredit and disrespect for his colleagues with the little opportunity he chances upon makes the entire statement appear ironic and sarcastic,” it added.

The Ghana Soci­ety of the Physically Disabled are howev­er yet to respond to any of the statements but it appears the rivalry between the two artistes is taking another twist.

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