Patapaa has said that persons working overseas in jobs that are frowned upon in Ghana make more money than even local music stars.
When Patapaa travels outside the country, according to host Nana Romeo, he does menial occupations such as car washing.
“Let them send you a video to verify,” Patapaa reacted.
He claims he sleeps so much that it disturbs his management, but his reaction is always, “I rise only to go play a programme.”
“Excuse me to say an artiste who is a star [in Ghana] and throws their weight around does not earn or have the same opportunities as a car wash worker in America,” he said, sitting up.
He went on to say that persons who wash cars “in America, the United Kingdom, or Germany” had it better “in terms of money and life in general than an artiste in Ghana.”
“We Ghanaians when we become stars, we become pompous and we don’t respect. When we see others, we think we’re bigger than them,” he bemoaned, challenging: “Travel and see.”
Abroad, he said, it is usual to see local musicians who “have better jobs” and want nothing to do with music.
“They even get upset when you mention music because the money they would make in seconds is more than a week, two weeks or a month’s worth of an artiste’s work here in Ghana,” he asserted.
He refused to comment on Stonebwoy and his likes in light of the conversation, saying: “Stonebwoy is my boss so let’s not bring him into this.”
Patapaa said it is necessary for artistes who visit “outside countries to get some work behind [besides] your music”.
The only work that one must not add another to is clergy work, he remarked.
Patapaa’s fame was established within and across the world due to the success of his One Corner song and Scopatomana catch phrase.