American rapper Meek Mill, born Robert Rihmeek Williams, has announced his intent to acquire Ghanaian citizenship, citing systemic challenges faced by black individuals in the United States as his motivation.

In a March 4 post, the rapper expressed a desire for a fresh start, stressing that he believes America is designed to marginalize black men who resist conformity.

Meek Mill’s announcement stirred diverse reactions on social media, prompting discussions among Ghanaians about the implications of his decision.

While some lauded the rapper’s choice, appreciating Ghana’s rich cultural heritage and historical ties to the African diaspora, others raised concerns, highlighting recent legislative actions such as the anti-LGBTQ bill passed by the Ghanaian Parliament.

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