Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has decried why some Ghanaians refer to his fans as the worst society has to offer. In a tweet response to journalist Gary Al-Smith, Shatta Wale described the situation as a "silent reflections of society".
Al-Smith had tweeted about how Ghanaians look down on members of the acclaimed Shatta Movement. The Movement is a collection of fans of the artiste.
Some concerned members of Shatta Movement have been complaining about how people view them as illiterates and sometimes, thieves. This perception has been a long-living one.
Al-Smith tweeted: "“There is a certain image of @shattawalegh that, as a fan, hurts me very much. Apparently we are all low class, uncouth, illogical vagabonds.
Many of us are actually decent, logical and thoughtful. Hopefully the image changes. I must admit this meme is funny tho. Lol”.
Shatta Wale picked up on Al-Smith's observations and offered his response.
The 'Ayoo' singer tweeted: Bro this is a silent reflection of society and how we as a people constantly undermine the strength of the masses ..
I love my fans and won’t change them for nothing .. Every game has its own unique players ..I am Shatta Wale and Shatta Movement is For life
It remains to be seen if Shatta Wale's defence will actually force people to reconsider their perception of him and his fans.
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