Singer and rapper Akon has found himself in a fix yet again. The 48-year-old song maker was recently in the news for making a controversial comment on friend Michael K. Williams’ death, and the media did not take it too politely. However, the celebrity has commented that he won’t be backing down from his comment as the media and the public have misinterpreted it.
“More Money, More Problems,” Says Akon
Actor Michael K. Williams’ was a good friend of Akon’s, and the ‘I Wanna Love You’ singer was visibly shaken by the news of his death. This led him to comment that more money causes more problems. He mentioned that rich people go through many more problems than the poor and stated, “more money, more problems.” The singer faced backlash for this comment as it was not received in a positive sense by the media.
Akon and His Early Days of Struggle
However, Akon clarified that he did not mean to hurt the sentiments of the poor or anyone who is getting offended. He also added that he is not taking back the comments he made. He said that no one could blame him as he has gone through his share of struggles as a poor African kid, playing football in his village with no water and electricity. The singer said that he was talking about his own experiences with the comments that he had made.
Michael K. Williams was found dead in the dining room of his place, and the reason cited was a drug overdose. Akon said that there are more rich people committing suicide by overdosing themselves on drugs. He stated that it is “not the money, but the mindset” that is killing people. He also mentioned that he was happier when he was a poor little kid. The singer said that wealth promotes jealousy and breeds evil.