Currently, on tour in the U.S., renowned Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has delved into the personal and emotional process behind his latest song, “Try Me,” a response to Yvonne Nelson’s memoir, “I AM NOT YVONNE NELSON.”
The track, released on June 28, 2023, has sparked a wave of interest and discussions surrounding their past relationship.
Sarkodie asserts that the song was born out of a deeply sensitive conversation, leading him to refrain from any media or press tour to avoid diluting the raw emotions he conveyed.
“To be very honest, it’s a very sensitive conversation, the reason why I didn’t do any media or press tour around the song, is because I might lose how I’ll like to present how I feel about it,” he said.
In ‘Try Me’, Sarkodie addresses Yvonne Nelson’s claims in her memoir, where she mentioned him as the father of an unborn child but alleged that he neglected his responsibilities.
He strongly objects to her sharing their personal experiences and suggests that if she chooses to discuss their relationship, she should do so transparently, without selectively picking and choosing details.
According to Sarkodie, Yvonne Nelson informed him of her pregnancy, and he recommended that she keep the baby.
However, she expressed her desire to prioritize her education instead. “I am not going to sit here and lie, we had a thing. First, I thought we were cool till I had a thing,” Sarkodie revealed.
The rapper emphasized that the issue is deeply personal, between the two of them, and should have been approached with more care and consideration.
“I don’t like to speak about it because this is a conversation between two people,” he indicated.
As the interview continued, Sarkodie hinted at the possibility of speaking more freely about the matter in the future.
“I think I could get to a point I’ll speak freely about it but it’s still fresh and I still want to process it before I really speak,” he added.
For now, he said he remains focused on processing his emotions surrounding the release of the song and the implications it may have on their relationship and public perception.