In an interview, Akon gave his thoughts on Bill Cosby:
“You don't really know if he did it or he didn't do it"
He was then reminded that Bill Cosby has been convicted to which he responded:
"Yeah, but it's been a lot of people convicted that's been innocent. In situations like this you just...I don't know. I've already been painted a picture of Bill Cosby. He's a hero to me from the pictures that's been painted. It's hard to flip that around because I grew up as a child looking up to this man. And I wasn't there at the trial, so whatever was revealed or whatever was...these are allegations from 30 to 40 years ago."