Award-winning rapper Sarkodie is preparing to host a virtual concert dubbed the Black Love Concert on Sunday, August 16, 2020.
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Ahead of the show, there is already controversy surrounding it. Stonebwoy and Sarkodie's manager, Angel Town have clashed.
As widely reported, Stonebwoy punched Angel Town during the altercation and got him injured in the left eye.
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YEN.com.gh has dug into the matter and we have broken it down in this write-up.
1. When the bust-up happened:
The unfortunate incident happened on Monday, August 10, 2020, when Stonebwoy and other artistes billed to perform at the concert went for rehearsals.
2. Where it happened:
The incident happened at the Independence Square in Accra. That is the venue of the concert and artistes on the bill had gone there for the rehearsals.
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3. What caused the incident:
From what YEN.com.gh has gathered, Stonebwoy arrived at the Independence Square and was told he could not park at a particular place designated for dignitaries.
Ashes, the manager of Yaw Sarpong, confirmed on Neat FM that the legendary gospel musician was also not allowed to park inside the square when they got.
But when Shatta Wale got to the place, he was allowed park inside.
The difference in treatment, coupled with him spending a number of hours at the venue without undertaking any rehearsals angered Stonebwoy who confronted Angel Town.
Their exchanges became heated and Stonebwoy who could not hold his anger punched Angel hurting him with a ring on he was wearing.
While it is not known exactly what the two argued about, some eyewitnesses have indicated that Angel Town had been standing and talking with Blakk Cedi before attending to the angry Stonebwoy.
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4. Guns after punch?
The accounts about the reactions of Stonebwoy and Angel Town after the punch have come in two.
While people like Neat FM's Ola Michael have claimed on radio that Stonebwoy pulled a gun, likewise Angel Town, during the scuffle, others have said no gun was pulled.
People from Stonebwoy's camp have claimed that all of the Dancehall star's guns have been taken away from him since the VGMA incident with Shatta Wale.
5. Sarkodie angered:
While Sarkodie was on stage rehearsing, reports state that he was angry when he came down to hear of it.
It is not surprising that Sarkodie decided to take off Stonebwoy's name from the list of performing artistes for the concert.
6. Stonebwoy apologises to Angel Town:
Following the incident, Stonebwoy has reportedly apologised to Angel Town who has also sought treatment in a hospital in Tema.
7. Shatta Wale peacemaker:
Shatta Wale has been billed as a surprise artiste for the concert and was also coming to the Independence Square for rehearsals.
According to entertainment personality, George Britton, Shatta Wale ended up as the peacemaker when the fight broke.
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