Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, has been spotted in a viral video kissing a male adult said to be his friend.
The video making rounds on social media shows the ‘Melissa’ hitmaker’s hand on the neck of the unidentified guy while kissing him on the lips.
The musician, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr, has from the beginning of the year been trending due to controversial issues such as calling out actress Jackie Appiah for being “fake”.
Social media users have reacted to the recent controversy stirred up by Shatta Wale. Some seem unperturbed while others say the singer has joined the LGBTQ+ community.
Those in support of his actions cited instances where football players in foreign countries have been seen kissing each other as a sign of love.
Opposers have said Shatta Wale should not be seen kissing his fellow gender as that goes against the customs and traditions of Ghanaians.
Meanwhile, some users just expressed shock over the incident. Shatta Wale has also been sighted online kissing his girlfriend. The pair began their public display of affection recently.
Therefore, users suspect that the musician might be bisexual.
Ronaldo,Paul Scholes, Wayne Rooney, Dybala and Gary Neville dem all dey kiss dema fellow man wey e no bi news but Shatta Wale kissed en best friend noorr walaha bi that eeeiiii country Ghana.
This is the reason why Shatta Wale said Ghana bi village. pic.twitter.com/oo06V43sMf
— SHATTABA ROCKCITY (@SMBattaliions) February 17, 2022
Judas even kissed Jesus Christ and Shatta wale also did the same boom sarkodie fans are crying !! Mmoa 😂😂😂
— KumasiBorga 😇 (@Shatakumasi) February 17, 2022
In a tweet amidst the concerns, Shatta Wale has claimed that kissing makes his fans happy.
In October last year, Shatta Wale declared his support for homosexuals and urged that they should be allowed to live freely despite a possible passage of the anti-gay bill into law.
The controversial singer added that he cannot discriminate against homosexuals because most of his fan base are gays and lesbians.
The police should arrest shatta wale for accepting LBGTQ while Ghanaians don’t support such things. If they don’t arrest him by the close of the day I won’t take laws in Ghana here serious again.
— DON BALUCY⚙️ (@webalucy_) February 17, 2022
In an interview with Joy Entertainment‘s Noella Kharyne Yalley, Shatta said there should not be any attempt to sit on the freedoms and rights of LGBTQI+ activists.
His comments came at a time when the issue of LGTBQ+ rights in Ghana had heightened.
Parliament since last year has been discussing the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values 2021 Bill, also known as the anti-LGBTQI+ Bill which seeks to criminalise the actions of the LGBTQI+ community in Ghana.