Shatta Wale launched a fresh assault on his longtime adversary Arnold Asamoah Baidooo while making an appearance on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana four days ago.
The SM President claims that the well-known entertainment critic lacks the authority to criticize and berate musicians like himself.
Arnold received a stern warning from Shatta Wale to keep away from his business and concentrate on collecting pitiful compensation for his punditry duties on UTV.
“I need to listen to money makers and businessmen, not Arnold. He is not a businessman. He does not understand what I say about money royalties. Arnold still wants to sit on TV and take 40 Ghana Cedis and still roll out,”
Arnold, who has a history of animosity with Shatta Wale, has now responded to the dancehall musician’s disparaging remarks.
Arnold revealed his dissatisfaction with Shatta Wale during a weekend appearance on UTV’s United Showbiz program, saying that Shatta Wale always acts like a child who has lost his sweets when doing interviews.
He chastised Shatta Wale for consistently acting impolitely on the radio, television, and the internet, which was very detrimental to his brand and the young people who were learning from him.
Arnold is reported to have said;
My general assessment of the interview will be brief on your show because I’d like to save some points for another show. I believe Wale should sit up. I say this from a good place,
He is one of our leading figures who when he speaks people stand still to listen. Maybe he is in denial or he’s not being truthful to himself but he’s one of our leading figures, one of our leading artists, one of our leading entertainers,” he stressed.
“This is why when he gets an opportunity on such platforms, for me, I’d like to tell him to take it seriously,
“If we have issues, critical issues, address them in a way that if the President watches and hears, he will sit up,” he challenged.
Arnold further highlighted Shatta Wale’s huge following and influence while emphasising, “because of this, when he gets such a platform, his communication and how he addresses issues is very critical.”