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Congratulating Sarkodie won’t put money in my pocket – Shatta Wale

Self-acclaimed Dancehall King, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, known in the showbiz circle as Shatta Wale, has revealed reasons he will not congratulate award-winning rapper, Sarkodie, on his latest achievement.

Sarkodie made history a week ago when he became the first artiste to be crowned the Best International Flow Act at the 2019 BET Hip Hop Awards.

The rapper’s latest achievement was met with excitement on social media as fellow musicians and music-loving fans lauded his efforts in selling Ghana’s music to the world.

Shatta Wale, speaking on Paul Adom-Octchere’s Good Evening Ghana show to explain why he has still not congratulated Sarkodie on any of his social media handles said, it is unnecessary for him to do that.

According to him, it’s a complete waste of time and congratulating Sarkodie will not in any way put money in his pocket, hence the reason he has been mute on the issue.

He further stated that his general focus is on money and not awards people win.

“I don’t think it’s necessary…yes award is award, I don’t see award like something that will get me money into my account…I don’t see it like it’s important,” he said on the show.

Asked by the host if he hates Sarkodie, the Dancehall King said, “I don’t dislike him,” but only hates the kind of life he lives because he paints a ‘perfect’ picture of himself which isn’t true in real life.

Describing the kind of life Sarkodie’s lives, Shatta Wale said the rapper lives a “lie life”.

Sarkodie and Shatta Wale, once good friends turned their backs on each other throwing unending shades at each other after the latter raged at Sarkodie in a series of interviews.

The beef between the two parties began when Shatta Wale agreed with Sarkodie to charge a specific amount for a show they were both billed for but according to the former, Sarkodie betrayed him and charged less.

This made Shatta Wale on several media platforms describe Sarkodie as a poor artiste and also a hypocrite who goes about bragging as if there’s no problem with him.

Sarkodie, in turn, stated that Shatta Wale is not a good friend for the numerous attacks on him which caused him to release the famous Shatta Wale diss song, ‘My Advice’ on October 10, 2018.

The song went viral and got many Ghanaians and celebrities talking.

While the ‘beef’ seemed to have died, it rekindled again when Beyonce featured Shatta Wale on her ‘The Lion King: The Gift’ album.

Following the announcement of the feature, Sarkodie just like many other artistes took to Twitter to congratulate Shatta Wale but the dancehall artiste ignored Sarkodie’s tweet and retweeted many of the congratulatory messages he received.

Speaking in an interview later, Shatta Wale said he ignored Sarkodie’s tweet because he was a hypocrite and did not really mean his words.

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