Meek Mill is apologizing for filming a music video at Ghana’s presidential palace.
The rapper faced backlash this weekend after he posted a video that was filmed at the Jubilee House governmental building, which serves as both Ghana’s official residence and office for the president.
On Monday morning, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, Ghana’s former deputy education minister, took to Twitter to rip Meek, along with those who approved the music video shoot.
“All those responsible for this despicable desecration of the Jubilee House by Meek Mill must be fired immediately,” he wrote. “How do those explicit lyrics from the president’s lectern project Ghana positively? Is Ghana’s seat of government no longer a high security installation?”
It didn’t take long for Meek to apologize for his actions.
“My apologies to the people if any disrespect!” Meek tweeted on Monday. “We still gonna push to make the connection between black people in America and Africa…what I’m trying to do is more than a video and you should see coming soon! My apologies to the the office also!”
In another tweet, the Philly native wrote, “I’m just not here for no separation of anything black…we already separated enough and don’t understand each others cultures…let’s used [sic] this to help fix that and not more judgement towards each other!”
Read Meek’s full apology below.
The backlash arrives on the heels of Mill joining forces with Fanatics CEO and fellow REFORM Alliance co-chair Michael Rubin to donate $7 million to 60 Philadelphia schools that benefit low-income students from underserved families in the community.
Meek and Rubin’s donation will provide scholarships for students in need, as well as supplying access to much-needed at-home technology, including laptops, tablets and WiFi.