Shatta Wale is currently in the United States as at the time this article was written and yesterday, we shared with you a picture he took with 50 cent. We informed you that we were going to bring you excerpts from his interview with ‘This Is 50 Tv’, an online show by G-Unit.
On the show, Shatta Wale talked about starting music as far back as the 90s and mentioned names like Bounty Killer, Papa San as artistes that he looked up when he started doing music but later on when he wanted to do music, he started looking up to people like Vybz Kartel.
On why people referred to him as the ’50 Cent Of Ghana’ Shatta Wale disclosed that it was more because in Ghana 50 cent is seen like that hardcore thug rapper, who goes for what he wants and because he’s also the type who don’t let people down play him, when he goes to some places,people see him as having that ’50 Cent’ in him although he’s not a rapper.
When he was asked why on why everybody beefs with him, here is what Shatta had to say:
“I don’t really beef with people, I think people are jealous of how I am rising. In Ghana the industry is not like America and we have a whole lots of problems in Ghana , that the artistes are not really fighting for, in terms of getting our royalties being paid, in terms of getting shows and artistes not being paid well, so I am like the only artiste who fights for that, to make sure artistes get paid, so we get rich and that kind of thing.
“I could boldly say that right now I am making more money than every artiste in Ghana, all because I stand on what really ought to be done which is why I get these beefs everywhere because people think I talk too much.
“I don’t talk too much, I talk for people to see the practical aspect of what I am doing.”
Shatta Wale also spoke about dealing in gold business and having a couple of businesses and that he thinks that’s one of the reasons people hate him.
Watch the Full interview below: