Sarkodie feels his job doesn’t align with his personality
The rapper insists on being who he is despite stingy perceptions
He, however, disclosed he helps people outside the public domain
The Ghanaian ace rapper, Michael Owusu, known in the entertainment scene as Sarkodie, has vividly explained why people don’t see him dashing money publicly.
According to the multiple award-winning star, the nature of his job sometimes forces him to do certain things that are contrary to his character.
Speaking on “Podcast with Mac” in Nigeria on Tuesday, June 21, 2022, Sarkodie stressed that giving money to people before the camera is something he finds disrespectful to the person he is giving it to.
Although Sarkodie knows that is what many musicians do, to him, he is not going to follow that pattern of Showbiz.
According to him, people can just give someone money and just use ther person for their selfish desires without any genuine motive especially the ladies.
Meanwhile, Sarkodie disclosed that he frequently supports people on the blind side of the public, but he will not give money on the streets no matter what people will say about him.
“I think as my Michael, the job I don’t go with the job I took because the job I took shows me you have to do this, which I cannot do. I think Africans like it when people come and throw money, even when they have bad intentions they still like them and you will end up being in trouble, like even with women, men spending money and use you but they think that is where you have to be but then they have a motive that is not compared to the person that was not giving you money but truly wants to spend real-time or offer something real.
“So in Ghana, I hate it when they have a camera on me and I have to give money to people. My meaning of that is I don’t respect you, so if I have money I have to give you, there is a way I have to do it.
“But funny enough, that is what our people want and I’m not ready to change for that because it doesn’t feel right in me, so it comes across as you are a stingy person because when I have a camera on me and I meet my fans, I am not going to give you money. I am not going to force it because I have a camera on me. I do support people, but that is with me. I just feel like doing it,” he explained.
This comes after many Ghanaians, particularly his fans, accused Sarkodie of being stingy towards them and refusing to give out money on the streets like other artists such as Shatta Wale, Medikal, and others do for their fans.