Ghana’s event powerhouse and organisers of the rLG Hope City Launch Concert have denied Grammy Award winner Chris Brown smoked ‘weed’ on stage during his performance on Tuesday night.
Following the furore resulting from an act of lighting what people suspect to be a “joint” by headline artist Chris Brown at the Hope City Concert last Tuesday, the organizers of the show, Charterhouse, have denied that the artist smoked marijuana live on stage.
According to Mrs Theresa Ayoade, Brown, as part of his act, which can be described as one of the most exciting stage shows ever to take place in Ghana, enacted a scene as he performed his song, Smoke Out The Brain in which he discussed the conflict that arises within a person when under pressure to do a vice like smoking, and to illustrate, lit up a slim cigar and pulled a symbolic puff.
As the conflict rage on within him, we overhear his voice and other songs urging him to go ahead and smoke, while his inner voice is also overheard through the loud speakers, saying “Chris, don’t, it can make you crazy!” He then symbolically goes ahead to ‘kill’ the lighted cigar by stepping on it, before falling to floor amid coughing. In the ensuring, it can be said that good triumphed over evil. Unfortunately, it was this action that many have misconstrued as Brown lighting and smoking marijuana in public.
In a report copied to GlitzGhana, it says:
“For the brief moment that Chris Brown stopped over in Accra for the concert, I can confirm that he comported himself. Indeed, his rider which spells out what he wants on the event night, listed strictly water and soda as his requirement, and spelled out ‘No alcohol’!” And, none was supplied to them. The cigar was only a prop he used as part of an act, which actually sort to caution against the smoking of “weed”.
Brown gave a thrilling show stopping performance to wrap up the celebration for the sod cutting of rlg Communication’s H.O.P.E City technology park project scheduled to be built in Dokornaa by 2015.
It was powered by leading events management company, Charterhouse, with support from GHOne Entertainment and Empire Entertainment.
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