A brawl erupted between Ghanaian dancehall singer Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale entourage at the 20th anniversary of the (VGMA2019) Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Sunday.
Pandemonium broke out shortly after Stonebwoy was announced the winner of ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’. This is the fifth consecutive time he is winning the award.
Just when Stonebwoy, who was picking up the award for the fifth time, was about to deliver his acceptance speech for the award, Shatta Wale started walking to him on stage.
It’s unclear what Shatta Wale’s intentions were considering the fact that the two, over the years, have hardly seen eye to eye.
There are suggestions that Shatta Wale, who was clearly disappointed after his arch-rival was announced the winner of that category, was walking up to the stage to celebrate with Stonebwoy.
Just as he approached the stage, blows started flying between Stonebwoy’s camps and Shatta Wale’s team.
Police and security personnel could be seen rushing to stage to prevent the brawl from escalating.
Stonebwoy pulled out a gun on stage during the scuffle as some of his team members try to shield the gun.
The fight disrupted the Awards for almost 30 minutes. Some guests, including actress Jackie Appiah, rushed out of the venue.
Shortly after both camps were separated, Shatta Wale, who had already picked up two awards on the night, posted on Twitter “Don’t play with a lion like that …He dislikes to smell blood !!!”
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Ghanaian dancehall singer, #stonebwoy pulls a gun on #shattawale on stage at #VGMA2019 So apparently! Shatta wale wasn't too happy after losing an award to stonebwoy. Not cool with the announcement, Shatta and his guys stormed the stage to confront stonebwoy and his crew leading to the above situation