Akon explains his comments further, saying that he was "happier when [he] was poor."https://t.co/voVMX3CdFn— HotNewHipHop (@HotNewHipHop) October 4, 2021
Akon recently came under fire for some comments he made where he claimed that rich people have more problems than poor people, and he's refusing to walk back his remarks because, he's speaking from personal experience.
Akon re-addressed his comments.
He apologizes to those that were offended by his initial statements, he never meant to come off as arrogant.
"Sometimes, when comments like that are made, like, me, I always speak according to what I'm personally going through myself. Nobody can sit there and tell me that I didn't go through poverty. I was the young African kid barefooted playing soccer in a village with no electricity, no running water, I know what that felt like. And believe me, I know what poverty looks like. But I also know what success looks like. And from my personal experience, I'm having more problems successfully dealing with all that comes with success than I had when I was poor. I was actually happier when I was poor."
"Money is not always the cure. There's rich people right now committing suicide, dying over overdoses. It's not the money, it's the mindset. The money creates and breeds so much jealousy and envy, money brings about a lot of evil."