Entertainment of Sunday, 26 February 2017
He gets furious and never mince words when anyone makes a statement he deems insulting to his brand, a posture he concludes many interpret it as an act of disrespect.
More often than not, his rebuttals are full of vulgar words but Shatta Wale has said he does so for a purpose and would stop on one condition.
If nothing touches the palm tree, it doesn’t rattle! He would stop insulting industry players when they stop making him a monster.
“That is what they’ve turned me into. People have envied me for no reason. [They envy me] because I speak the truth and I always stand by the truth. I believe the truth is of God and God is the truth. I always have my Bible in my studio. I read and thank God. That is what I am impacting in the youth in Ghana. [They shouldn’t] fear no faces. Talk and talk positively. But when it gets rough, let the going get tough. I don’t really have a problem with industry people but when I hear certain statements especially from people who see everything wrong in whatever I do…” he said in an interview with Vibez in 5.
The dancehall artiste also reacted to Mark Okraku-Mantey’s statement that he is not a dancehall artiste saying, the Slip Music boss is not qualified to make that assertion.
“The VGMA board [which he is a member] says they don’t want me to be part of the scheme so I don’t expect any member to talk about my music. Why talk about my music and how I should do it when you don’t want to put me on your music award. Why sit on radio and try to tell people what I should do. That, I will vex,” he said.
“You’ve never been to Jamaica, you’ve not produced any dancehall artiste before. He says Jupitar is the best dancehall artiste but Okraku-Mantey can’t sing any of Jupitar’s songs. He is not the type to talk about dancehall because he’s not been to where I have been. He should talk about highlife,” Shatta Wale added.