Entertainment of Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Sexy Sassy singer Mzbel is under pressure to convince the public that her newly released single, ‘She Saw Me’, is not a profane song. This comes at a time when she is yet to recover from the disappointment of not being able to perform at the Keri Hilson/Bow Wow concert because her lead dancer had been hijacked by another artiste.
Mzbel sang the song in three different languages; English, Ga and Twi and some of the expressions in English, when translated in Ga or Twi, sounded very vulgar and could mean the female sex organ.
Already, the track is causing uproar in Ga and Twi-speaking communities as the controversy heightens on whether the alleged profanity in the song was deliberate or coincidental.
But the all-time hit singer has told News-One she has done nothing wrong by singing that song because she did not mean to be profane.
“I have heard what people are saying about the song but I can’t be blamed if others are interpreting it the way they want to. I am not a porn star to sing a profane song. If I wanted to mention a profane word in Ga or in Twi, I would say it directly without playing on words by saying ‘saw me’. ‘She Saw Me’ is not profane unless you want to interpret it as such but I am the singer and that was not what I meant,’ Mzbel, known in private life as Nana Ekua Amoah, told News-One.
The track was produced by Jay-Q and is currently up for free download on her website, www.mzbelgh.com.
“It is a single. I am currently releasing singles and would compile them in December for my album. My next single would be with Appietus and I am also doing one with Kesse,” Mzbel disclosed.
Mzbel, over the weekend, could not perform at the Keri Hilson/Bow Wow concert that came off at the Dome of the Accra International Conference Centre although the MC had announced the musician was coming on stage and the DJ had started playing her instrumental.
News-One gathered that Mzbel had rehearsed her performance with particular dancers who had specific instructions on how the show would be choreographed.
However, when Mzbel was introduced and she was backstage waiting to do her thing, her dancers were nowhere to be found because they had just finished dancing for the previous artiste and had not finished changing into another costume for Mzbel’s performance.**