- Popular singer Akon caught smoke for claiming rich people suffer more when he shared his thoughts after Michael K Williams' recent death
- The musician claimed the rich and famous deal with more issues than poor people which sparked a heated debate online
- While most of the people criticised the superstar, a handful of social media users agreed with his comment
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Akon has been slammed for claiming that rich people suffer more than poor people. He was sharing his thoughts on the recent death of actor Michael K Williams (54). Michael died a few days back from a suspected drug excess.
The famous musician shared that The Wire star faced hardships that many other entertainers endure behind closed doors. The singer told TMZ in a recent interview:
"The famous and the rich go through more issues than the poor. You know when they say ‘More money, more problems,’ that’s a real thing."
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According to Complex, the superstar also spoke about substance abuse, and encouraged drug users to find help. The publication reports that the artist's opinion about "rich people" problems issues attracted negative comments online.
Tweeps took to the outlets' comment section to share their thoughts on Akon's comments. Check out what they said below:
"I know it sounds comical but he's probably right. When your rich everybody loves you & wants to be your friend but they usually have ulterior motives. At least when you broke and struggling you know the truth about your life."
"Geez… I don’t want to be rich and I don’t want to be poor. I just want to be well off."
"This will happen when you ask irrelevant people their take on deaths of guys they didn’t know well enough."
"That's a rich person complaint! Lol."
"He’s right. Money can solve all of a poor man's problems. Not the same for the rich."
Black Coffee hurt by Michael K Williams' death
In related news, YEN.com.gh reported that Black Coffee has reacted to the news of world-renowned actor Michael K Williams' death. The superstar was found dead on Monday, 6 September.
The popular Mzansi DJ took to social media to pay his last respect to the late thespian. Black Coffee and Michael met earlier this year when he was playing in the US.
Taking to Instagram, the Superman hitmaker posted a clip of when he met the actor in the US. The musician also took to Twitter and shared a video of Michael busting a move while he was playing at a gig overseas. Black Coffee captioned his Instagram video.
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"I'm sorry. I love you Bro,may your beautiful soul rest in peace."
In the clip, Coffee and Michael met for the first time and gave each other a warm brotherly hug.