Rival reggae and dancehall artistes, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, are currently in police custody about a brawl Saturday evening at the 20th version of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs).
Joy News resources say the two artistes are getting held at the headquarters of the Accra Regional Law enforcement Command on Sunday for interrogation.
Supporters of the two rival artistes clashed on stage whilst Stonebwoy was about to give a speech just after winning the coveted Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Calendar year at the music awards last night.
The brawl started out when Shatta Wale (Charles Nii Armah Mensah) walked up to the phase with his multitude of fans when Stonebwoy was about to give a speech for the award.
Even though some have reported the I Know My Stage hitmaker climbed up the stage with his fans to congratulate Stonebwoy for the award, others say they had been there to heckle Stonebwoy.
The confusion that ensued was witnessed by thousands and thousands of Ghanaians watching the exhibit.
Stonebwoy, identified in personal existence as Livingstone Etse Satekla, also pulled a gun on phase in what some believe that he did in self-defence.
Ahead of his arrest, Shatta Wale had posted on his Twitter handle that the battle on phase was a disgrace to Ghana’s tunes sector.
THE MOST Required 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂😂
BUT U AINT Acquired SHIT ON ME NIGGA !!!!
ITS A Disgrace TO GHANA New music..
Law enforcement WILL ARREST YOUR ARTISTE …
NO One particular Big Go THE Regulation ..
— SHATTA WALE (@shattawalegh) Could 19, 2019
Stonebwoy, however, apologised for the brawl when he arrived again on phase.
In the meantime, police have arrested a single individual suspected to have used pepper spray, all through the brawl.
Talking to Pleasure News, the Director of Functions at the Command, Assistant Commissioner of Law enforcement, Kwasi Ofori, reported the pepper spray could have demobilised all people in the hall, like the police hence his arrest.
“That one is a quite dangerous detail. In this kind of occurrences we are professionals and will need to avoid stamped or using force,” he described.