Chris Brown’s smoking on stage was an act – Charter House
Organizers of the ‘Hope City Concert’ which featured US R&B sensation, Chris Brown, have denied allegations that the star Brown smoked marijuana on stage.
Media publications and sections of the general public have criticized the sponsors, rLG Communications and organizers of the show, Charter House for permitting the American singer to smoke the illegal substance on stage and also for allegedly calling on his audience to do same.
However, the Executive Director of Charter House, Theresa Ayowade speaking on the Citi Breakfast Show denied the allegations and described the purported action as “an act from a song.”
“Chris Brown did a series of acts on stage and this act in question which you are talking about is an act from a song; an act about a dual personality; should I do this or should I not? He did not smoke weed on stage. It was a cigar that he did a demo with.”
She maintained, “he didn’t just come on stage to smoke and declare it a free for all and I’ve heard people say that he should be arrested; no, no, no! It was a delivery of an act on stage. If you are doing a stage play and it calls for a role to be played like that, it will be played.
We had so many people on stage who saw exactly what went on. We had Bola Ray, we had DJ Black, we had so many personalities who were around that area.”
Meanwhile, renowned standup comedian, Kweku Sintim Misa (KSM) in sharing his views on the matter, has opined that if Ghana has “any money, we would invest that in promoting local talent.
“[Ghana] is now entering into a global world, and we should start positioning our artists to go globally. I would like to see somebody book Sarkodie to go to New York to perform and pay him that much money and not going to New York to perform for the Ghanaians but going to Britain or UK to perform for the wider international community.”
He added that if a poll was to be conducted in Ghana between Sarkordie and Chris Brown, the former “would win hands down so if we have somebody that is that popular in Ghana and Ghanaian, why can’t we invest in that talent, push him even bigger so that he can also compete on the global platform.”
KSM however cautioned Ghanaians not to misrepresent the debate on the issue as “an attack on rLG; that will be very, very unfair for some of us who are raising concerns. This is not an attack on rLG or for that matter, the sponsors of the programme.”