Akon is facing some criticism…
The hip-hop star shared a few words for the late Michael K. Williams, who died earlier this week. The actor’s official cause of death hasn’t been revealed, but police suspect it to be from a fatal od.
As reported on XXL, Akon spoke to TMZ about the passing of The Wire actor. Akon gave his condolences but also said that rich people “struggle more” than the poor. Akon said, “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.” Take a look:
“The famous and the rich goes through more issues than the poor.” Says Akon while talking about the loss of Michael K. Williams and the facade of success. pic.twitter.com/1gqm817gKF
— VideoMixtape.com (@VideoMixtape_) September 8, 2021
Social media wasn’t feeling Akon’s comment. Check out some responses:
Rest In Peace to Michael K. Williams, but that is a very ignorant statement from Akon
— 𝖑𝖎𝖆𝖒🎙️ (@LLCoolTakes) September 8, 2021
We all grieve equally and it doesn’t matter how much is in your bank account. I am sad over your friend dying by drug overdose but don’t tell poor people they have it better then you do. You live in a bubble of bull crap and poor people struggle more.
— Winkie🕊☮️ (@WinkiesWord) September 8, 2021
In referencing Michael K. Williams, Akon said "the famous and rich go through MORE issues than the poor."
Huh? Michael K. Williams said part of the reason why he struggled as an adult was growing up around poverty.
Akon has been privileged too longhttps://t.co/tWR2nV6uVs
— Clay 'Critical Thinking Theory' Cane (@claycane) September 8, 2021
How do you feel about Akon’s comment?
RIP Michael K. Williams. You will be missed!