Given the ‘son and godfather’ relationship between rapper Tinny and Shatta Wale, it came as a huge surprise that the Ga rap proponent was conspicuously absent at Wale’s Freedom Wave Concert which turned out to be one of the biggest concerts of 2022.
Essentially, Tinny rather pitched camp with Wale’s rival Sarkodie and was seen performing at his Rapperholic concert which surprised most fans. The veteran rapper explained the circumstances surrounding this development when he was hosted by Kwaku Manu on the latest edition of his Aggressive Show.
He said Shatta Wale did not invite him to his annual show and he couldn’t just get up and go there to perform when he had not been invited. He intimated thus;
“I have been receiving questions from people on why I wasn’t at Shatta Wale’s Freedom concert but went to support Sarkodie on the same night. Sometimes they don’t understand…he (Shatta Wale) did not invite me but Sarkodie did.
“I would have gone there regardless but that will be your own way…if a fellow artiste doesn’t invite you to their show, you can decide to just go and surprise him, put a smile on his face and show him love. It all depends on you,” Tinny disclosed in an interview with actor Kwaku Manu in January 2023.
He continued: “However when you are tired, you don’t stress. This is why I went to Rapperholic, and not Freedom Concert. I was not invited. I was invited to Sarkodie’s own at the Grand Arena.
He personally invited me so I will go. I can’t say no to those stuff. I attach importance to invites from my colleagues because they need my support. We have to come together and lift the flag of Ghana high so I have to be there.”