Hiplife artiste, Kwaw Kesse has said he knows some Members of Parliament who smoke marijuana.
“I know some people in Parliament who smoke weed,” he said while advocating that the law making smoking in the country illegal be quashed.
The rapper who was arrested in Kumasi on Saturday, November 22, 2014, for allegedly smoking cannabis in public disclosed that even after his arrest, he could not stop smoking the illegal substance adding that he had hidden the fact from people for long and thought it is time he lets the cat out of the bag.
“As we age, you can’t hide the truth forever…I smoke and it’s good for me…I’ve been smoking for almost 20 years or more; there’s never been any implication,” the controversial rapper, popularly called ‘Abodam’, declared.
”I still smoke…before I got arrested, I was doing music to please people, I was ‘spoiling’ every stage which I still do and I was smoking weed doing that so I don’t want people to be like ‘because he got arrested, he’s stopped what he is doing’ Then I have to stop music; I still smoke weed…I used to be hiding it [but] now I want the world to know…” he said and cited that Nigerian musician Wizkid also smokes weed on stage.
Kwaw kesse who is known popularly as ‘Abodam’ disclosed that there are several other artists who smoke like he does adding that “more than 60% of the youth smoke.”
The rapper indicated that he cannot be a hypocrite saying“People are hypocrites…I don’t want to be a hypocrite anymore. I can’t come and sit here and say I don’t smoke and go back [home] and smoke”.
Kwaw Kesse is not the first showbiz personality to disclose that some Parliamentarians use the illegal substance.
Blakk Rasta was once invited to Parliament for such comments on the radio so it is unclear how Ghanaian parliamentarians will take this allegation against the August house.