Akon is facing backlash after he claimed in an interview that Africans are better performers than Americans.
“We a little different when it comes to stage presence,” Akon on The ZeZe Millz Show. “Now in America? Oh yeah, them n-ggas gonna be wobbling, pants hanging half down, bored as hell, half asleep ’cause they high as hell. But in Africa, I mean look at these YouTube clips of all these kids from Uganda, these kids are performers.”
He continued: “So for us, it comes naturally to watch the kids from Africa. It’s in their blood. Performing is like second nature for us.”
Akon is a Senegalese American singer, songwriter and record producer. He has released several hit albums and has worked with some of the biggest stars in the music industry, including Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani, Lionel Richie, Michael Jackson and Tekashi 6ix9ine.
Fans took exception to his words and let him have it on social media.