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Sarkodie is forgiven, we are not suing – GTP MD

By Michael Eli Dokosi
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Marketing Director of textile manufacturers GTP, Rev. Stephen Badu has expressed surprise at claims his outfit is keen to drag musician Sarkodie before a law court over his unsavory GTP dig at Manifest.

According to Rev. Stephen Badu, once Sarkodie’s lawyer apologised over the matter his employers though peeved initially welcomed the clarity offered by Moses Foh Amoaning regarding the heat of the moment reaction his client undertook.

"We are not taking Sarkodie to court. In fact, GTP has not said anywhere that we are taking him to court. I read some headlines online and I was really surprised. Those stories are not true. When the issue occurred, I told my assistant that let’s give Sarkodie and his team three days and if after the grace period we don’t hear from them, then we know that he did that deliberately. In fact, I went through all of the ‘Kanta’ lyrics and I listened to the whole track as well and I then realised that he did the song out of anger; in the heat of the moment. I saw it as he wasn’t necessarily dissing GTP as such so we are not taking him to court.

He added: "Honestly, we were not happy when we heard of that but we have accepted the apology from his lawyer so for us that settles it. I like Sarkodie a lot; I’m his fan so in the beginning when I heard it I was like oh, so is it my favorite person who has done this? but the apology from the Lawyer settles it. I heard him apologise on one of the radio stations and that settles it. If the apology from his lawyer is very genuine, I wish one of these days he comes to our office for yards of our cloth but then he shouldn’t use it to sew ‘Kaba’. He should use it for a shirt."

Sarkodie in his ‘Kanta’ track stated ‘obi bɛ diss-e me a na ɛnyɛ rapper ɔde GTP ntoma pam kaba’ implying ‘should someone diss me it ought not be from a rapper who uses GTP (cloth) to saw Kaba (a female apparel). Ghanaians expressed misgivings about the statement which sought to denigrate locals who loved native wear for which Sarkodie’s lawyer swiftly rendered the apology.

Rev. Stephen Badu was guest of Eric Acquah on his ‘Sika Sem’ show on ATV.