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Rapper Meek Mill Apologizes for Ghana Music Video

FILE - Rapper Meek Mill performs at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2018 in East Rutherford, N.J., June 10, 2018.

American rapper Meek Milll has apologized to Ghanaians for a music video filmed in the country's presidential palace, known as Jubilee House, after facing backlash on social media.

Many Ghanaians took to social media over the weekend to blast the rapper's venue choice in Accra with critics calling the move insulting and raising security concerns.

On Monday, the Philadelphia rapper tweeted an apology, saying "no video I drop is ever meant to disrespect the people of Ghana" and that he was only trying to connect to Ghanaians. In another tweet, he said authorities may not have known he was making the video.

The video has since been removed from his Instagram page.

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, a member of parliament representing Ghana's North Tongu district, tweeted on Monday that those who allowed the "despicable desecration of the Jubilee House" should be "fired immediately," questioning the security risks posed by the video.

The rapper traveled to Ghana last month to perform at the Afro Nation music festival.

Other U.S. rappers, including Chance the Rapper, have recently set their sights on West African nation as a means of connection to the continent.