Music producer Zapp Mallet has publicly apologized to Afua Asantewaa following a wave of criticism for comments he made questioning her attempt at the record for the longest singing marathon by an individual.
In a series of earlier posts on X, Mallet expressed concerns about Asantewaa's suitability for the ambitious quest, suggesting it might exceed her singing capabilities. He faced a backlash on social media for his comments, with netizens criticizing him for questioning Asantewaa's ability.
In response to the criticism, Zapp Mallet took to X, formerly Twitter, to issue an apology and clarify his stance. He admitted that his comments were rooted in concern for Asantewaa and were not intended to disparage her attempt. Additionally, Mallet acknowledged that he was unaware of the specific rules governing the singing marathon.
He wrote: “Guys, guys, guys, I'm so, so sorry. I just realized I was judging Afua Asantewaa so hard. Plz forgive me. 🙏🙏🙏🙏 I didn't know the rules. But I said some of the things out of concern for her. Pls, don't get me wrong. I'm behind her just like every Ghanaian 🙏🙏🙏.”
Afua Asantewaa has set her sights on surpassing the current record-holder, Indian singer Sunil Waghmare, who achieved a remarkable 105-hour singing marathon in 2012.
Her goal is to etch her name into the Guinness World Record by exceeding Waghmare's 102-hour mark. As of now, she has completed over 115 hours of her SingA-thon journey.