Sarkodie Descends Into Gutter
…Over Yvonne Nelson’s Abortion Claim
The Anchor understands the song, which contains some unsavory lyrics, is a sharp response to allegations levelled against Sarkodie by the actress and movie producer in her controversial book, “I Am Not Yvonne Nelson,” one of the bestselling books now.
The rapper, who is known for hardcore punch lines, dragged his ex-lover, Yvonne, in the track, which has gotten both social and traditional media talking, with people taking sides.
The 3min:17 seconds track listened to by The Anchor said, “Am not gonna sit here and lie we had a thing. First of all, I thought you were cool till I had a hint. I thought I had met hardest bitch. Unknown to me all the boys, we were in a queue like Cuban links. I was trying to stay away from you, but then you came.
You informed me you were pregnant and I’m the one to be blamed. Ok of course I thought that you were trying to start another drama. Abi boy from the street we know the game.”
In the chorus, the Tema-based rapper said, “What is meant for me, you have gone to give to Kwame. I have become teary. If you don’t love me, leave me let me be. Someone else wants to be with me, when you were leaving me you failed to notify me. Baby girl don’t try me.”
Many have since condemned the song, insisting that it is an attack on womanhood, considering the contents of the song.
Sarkodie, apparently, took offence to the decision by his fellow celebrity to bring their private intimate relationship of 13 years into the public.
While many did not anticipate a reply, at least at this time, in the wee hours of Wednesday June 28, he released the controversial track, telling his side of the story.
In the words of the rapper, he had initially wanted to take the matter “to my grave,” but upon a second thought, he decided to speak out after he felt that the actress was peddling untruths. But it appears the rapper would not tell his truth without what, many say, are plain insults and name-calling.
The 34-year-old Sarkodie, among others, in the song, described Yvonne as a “street girl” who in time past was being used by all kinds of men, a line many have described as very uncouth and below the belt.
“Because after this does it really bring happiness back? Take the blame because nobody is the cause for your bad choice in life. Stop the personal attacks. First few hours heard the book is doing well. Who is really shocked because everybody can tell. So, it’s not because your book is really good but we living in the world where negativity sells. I pray that you really get the healing that you need. Don’t claim good girl. You are for the streets. As for the strategy, it has worked, so I applaud you because I have one copy sharp, I’m about to read,” he further said.
He however admitted getting the actress pregnant in 2010, but denied instigating the abortion.
The actress had, in her book, said she got pregnant for the rapper but had to abort it because he refused to take responsibility because apparently the now father of two, was not ready, as he lived with his mother at the time. Yvonne said he had called the rapper but his reaction made her have a rethink, considering the fact that she was not in the position to keep the pregnancy.
“I wasn’t the only one responsible for the situation, so I called the man whose potent seed had germinated in me. His name is Michael Owusu Addo, a renowned Ghanaian musician who is better known as Sarkodie. I called him on the phone and said we needed to talk. He still lived with his mother and this was not the kind of news to break in the house.
“I called him out of the house when I got to Tema, and we sat in my Toyota Rav4. (He drove a Toyota Matrix at the time if my memory serves me right). I sensed the intensity of his emotions when I broke the news to him. I could hear his heart pounding, and when he finally found his voice, he faltered. His message was, however, unambiguous.
“He didn’t want the pregnancy. That would damage him and his career. The only option was to get rid of it. Whether or not his career and the uncertainty of life were the real reasons he could not afford to let me keep the pregnancy, I cannot tell,” she said.
But according to the rapper, who is being roasted and praised at the same time on social media, it was rather the idea of Yvonne to go for the DNC, because, apparently, she was not ready, a move the actress says she regrets ever embarking on.
For him, when Yvonne mentioned the pregnancy to him, he thought she was only “trying to start another drama” but he told her to keep it, even though he wasn’t ready.
“Yes, I wasn’t ready but then I told you to keep it. So don’t make it seem like I was pushing you for abortion,” he raps in the first verse of the song.
Meanwhile, Yvonne has reacted to Sarkodie’s statement about her abortion.
However, on Wednesday the actress queried Sarkodie for using rap to rubbish her pain.
She wrote on Twitter, “In my book, I narrated how you got me pregnant, how you couldn’t wait for me to get rid of it. How you DROVE me to have an abortion.
“As usual, you want to use rap to rubbish a pain a young woman felt. We both have daughters, let’s see what life throws at them. #triedyou.”
Barely two weeks ago, the 37-year-old released the book chronicling the life which captured her relationship with the award-winning rapper, as well as her search for her unknown father and many others. The issue of her pregnancy topped every chart in Ghana and elsewhere.