Ghanaian rapper, Okyeame Kwame, has spoken against those who involve his mother and family when disagreeing with his opinions.
Kwame Nsiah-Apau, as he is known in private life, was recently caught in controversies over his utterances about marriage, religion, climate change and nature.
Though he feels okay when his opinions are challenged, he won’t be happy if his mother and family are insulted because of his views.
In an interview with Graphic Showbiz, Kwame asked his critics not to insult his mother and family when disagreeing with his opinions.
“I don’t think Ghanaians are being hostile to my views. The same way I disagree with other people’s ideas, there’s no way I mind people disagreeing with my opinions.
“What I don’t think it’s cool is that someone puts forward an argument and instead of a counter argument or refuting the central idea, you come to do name calling or just insult that I’m a fool, look at your forehead.
“When someone is saying let’s not eat turtles because they have a particular role they play in the sea and they keep the world safe, and your best answer ‘is your mother’, that is what I don’t get.
“It decreases the discourse and take it to a realm that I’m unable to make my valid points. For instance, people have disagreed with me for saying it is inhuman to beat homosexuals and humiliate them on the streets.
“If you have any contrary opinion to that, just mention but don’t come and insult me, my mother and my family,” he said.