Ghanaian dancehall star Stonebwoy has said he was never arrested by the police after pulling a gun on live stage in the middle of a free-for-all brawl that greeted his announcement as the Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year at the Vodofone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) early Sunday.
“I WAS NEVER arrested whatsoever as some media reports have it”, Stonebwoy tweeted, adding: “Thanks to the Counter-terrorism Commander and his team” for ensuring his safety and protection.
Thing got messy at the VGMAs after Shatta Wale – Stonebwoy’s archrival – and his fans approached the podium to, ostensibly congratulate Stonebwoy, but events turned chaotic resulting in a lot of pushing and shoving – a situation that prompted Stonebwoy to pull out his pistol.
The security officers at the event pepper-sprayed the stage in an attempt to prevent a full-blown fight.
The panic-stricken audience had to run out of the auditorium with laboured breath due to the pepper spray.
The show continued after a long break.