Congratulating Sarkodie on his BET award won’t put money in my pocket – Shatta Wale


Award-winning reggae/dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has stated that congratulating rapper, Sarkodie on his recent BET win will not put any money in his pocket.

According to the “My Level” hitmaker, it’s just an award and nothing “important.”

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. Sarkodie’s feat garnered a lot of congratulatory messages from industry players in Ghana and around the world.

However, Shatta Wale was one of the few people left out in the celebration.

Speaking on Paul Adom-Octchere’s Good Evening Ghana on why he never bothered to congratulate his colleague, Shatta said:

“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.”

Exactly a year ago, Sarkodie released his “Advice” song after he and Shatta Wale got into a little squander, throwing jabs at each other in a number of interviews.

According to Shatta, their “beef” started when they both agreed to charge a specific amount for a show they were both billed for. Sarkodie however betrayed him and charged a lesser amount.

Shatta described him as a hypocrite after the incident and they have since been “beefing.”

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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