According to him, his controversial comments and attacks are purely for showbiz purposes, adding that he is a very calm person in real life.
Shatta Wale has been on record fighting many heavyweight musicians including Samini, Stonebwoy, Criss Waddle, Tic, and others.

He even extended his controversies outside Ghana when he had issues with Wizkid, Patoranking, and Timaya, all of Nigeria. However, Shatta Wale has reiterated that all these controversies are motivated by his ‘Shatta spirit’; explaining that the ‘Shatta spirit’ is what moves him to get serious with his work. He also revealed that the controversies are for business benefits which is raking in huge sums of money for him .
According to Wale, he is soft inside but his crazy and controversial side some people see and hate are all part of the show business. “Any time I come on the radio or any time I’m live on Facebook doing something [or] talking about a particular topic, I say it in a way or manner that people will get the ‘Shatta spirit’, that is what people know about me… the reason why I say ‘Shatta spirit’ is that is how I get serious with my work,” Shatta Wale explained .