Zambian Hip-hop artiste Macky 2 has defended his decision to perform at PF functions saying he has a right to do so because he believes in President Edgar Lungu.
Macky 2 is one of the musicians who have come under widespread criticism from some sections of society for turning up at the PF National Campaign launch rally at Heroes Stadium recently.
But Macky 2 took to Facebook said he is PF but that he is an artist first whose political opinion has always been favor and fear free.
“To all you politicians out there, wrong is wrong and when you step out of line I will speak out without caring what political party you belong to or what position you hold because I have a responsibility, not only to entertain but to speak for, inform, education and inspire people through my music,” he said.
He added, “To all my people out there. PF hasn’t done anything for me as an individual and sometimes I even refuse to go and perform at some events because they don’t pay me enough for what I do.”
“So please understand that every time I stand on a PF platform to perform. it’s simply because I believe in Edgar Lungu, not because of the money. In fact, East Point Disco pays me more than PF for an event.”
He said he has endorsed President Lungu because he has sat down and listened to him talk.
“I have heard from the horse’s mouth, I know the passion he has for Zambia and how much he wants to transform our people’s lives. I believe with no doubt in my mind that he is the man for the job. that’s why I do it,’ he said.
“Someone inboxed me this morning saying the PF used civil servants salary money to pay for our performances at the stadium. after reading that I found it very sad that people actually think like that. I am in America right now sleeping on a king size bed in a 5-star hotel. not because of PF but because of my hard work. Am a superstar Incase you forgot.”
“Lastly, I pray for peace in our country, I pray for a time when we will respect each other’s opinions no matter how different, I pray for a time when supporters of UPND, PF, MMD nabambi nabambi can sit down and debate peacefully… like the way me, Pilato and Petersen do.