Ghanaian rapper, Ayibge Edem has clarified his statements on why at least one member of an artiste’s team carries a gun.
A while back, a trending video of the rapper asserting to the fact that at least one member of an artiste’s team carries a gun for protection hit the internet after the Stonebwoy- Shatta Wale brawl at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
However, speaking to Ameyaw TV at the launch of Patoranking’s Wilmer album, Edem stated that he made those comments because he believes unhealthy “beefs” between artistes has compelled them to carry guns to feel protected from one another.
“when I say artistes walk around with guns, this is what I want people to understand, we are adults, we have families, we have people to protect. and so I was just telling radio people that I don’t think that we should foster beef because the fostering of beef has gotten to the level where everybody wants to feel that they are protected so the next man will not bully them. And so it wasn’t just more about walking around with a gun, but it was more about beef creating a certain atmosphere where people want to feel protected,” he explained.
Edem however went ahead to encourage a “beef” free industry so artistes will not feel they have to carry guns to feel protected.
Edem released his video to his “Power” single featuring Stonebwoy a couple of days ago and it is doing so well.
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