The screenshot he shared included three Ghanaian celebrities, Juliet Ibrahim, Wendy Shay and Medikal, who messaged him a few months ago but had no response.
“I was today years old when I found out about the requests folder on Instagram and that’s full of celebrities trying to reach,” he said in the Instagram video he shared. “I’ve been accidentally straight up ignoring all these people for like 2 years.”
He said he thought the Instagram inbox shows only direct messages and didn’t have to go through message requests to respond to messages.
“Thought DMs are supposed to show up in the normal folder and don’t have to go digging for all these. I apologise to everyone on this list and the hundreds of others I couldn’t fit in this video. These are just the ones I haven’t checked and replied to. Yup…I’m stupid.”
He apologised again in the video caption, saying: “I swear!! I’m just now seeing all these messages and mentions TODAY!!!! How do I super apologize? Press conference? Townhall meeting? I’m dumb.”
Some Ghanaian on social media picked on Wendy Shay and Medikal on Twitter and trolled them heavily.
Responding to the trolls, Wendy Shay said she sees nothing wrong with what she did and that it’s one of the ways artistes collaborate.
She shared a screenshot of T-Pain’s response to her message and captioned: “Oh Ghana dierr smh. What is wrong if an Artiste dms an Artiste. How do you think collabos come up? Didnt u guys see all these top American artiste there too ? Do you know the dms we dey get from top international artiste? Ghana wake up!”