American R&B singer, Chris Brown gave Ghanaians a thrilling pre-Independence Day performance at the much-anticipated Hope City Launch concert on Tuesday night. The performance that lasted over one hour was filled with exciting dance routines, flashing lights, and tons of dress changes. And well, lots of controversy!
With fever pitch excitement and hundreds of screaming fans, Chris Brown pulled a show stopping performance of his hit songs from his impressive catalogue. But before the show could end, Mr Breezy made sure Ghanaians would keep talking even long after he had left.
Aside from the use of vulgar language Chris Brown offended some sensibility when he promoted the use of marijuana. In one of his act he asked if there were weed smokers and Ghana and suggested “if anybody’s trippin on you smoking weed, fuck them”. He went ahead to pull a ‘blunt’ to light it up and smoke live on stage.
More Ghanaian sensibility was offended when Chris Brown pulled Nigerian rapper/singer, Wizkid on stage for a repeat of a similar performance they did together in Nigeria last December.
Some Ghanaian music enthusiasts thought it was a low blow for Chris Brown to come to Ghana and decide to dance to ‘azonto’ by a Nigerian artist instead of a Ghanaian, the originators of the azonto craze.