Akon Shares CLASSIC Stories & Thoughts On Michael Jackson, Eminem, Whitney Houston, R. Kelly + MORE


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  • Angela Bossey
    Angela Bossey  2 hours back

    Akon well said. Africa is actually the continent for the world to be focusing on. More opportunities abound especially with the natural resources. I currently run solar energy in my home and in talks with my friend on solid mineral resources production. Love from Lagos and to my families in Brooklyn.

    • Malawi Page
      Malawi Page  2 hours back

      Really enjoyed this interview,
      From Malawi - Africa.

      • BaAy FaAl ModoU
        BaAy FaAl ModoU  3 hours back

        Great Man you honor your Country !

        • Mohammed Faisal
          Mohammed Faisal  3 hours back

          Truly a legend

          • Kat Pusa
            Kat Pusa  16 hours back

            When people are so desensitized they think being friends with children is a flaw. It's not a flaw. Yes there are people who would take advantage of an innocenr child but theres a lot of us who really cares and that what children need because we dont know if theyre are or they are not getting any love and care at home.

            • yorkisfg
              yorkisfg  16 hours back

              I'd rather have Jesus than silver and gold
              No fame or fortune
              Nor riches untold
              I'd rather have Jesus than silver and gold

              Don't give me a mansion
              On top of the hill
              Don't give me the world
              With a shallow thrill
              But just give me a savior
              My life He can hold
              I'd rather have Jesus than silver and gold

              • aminata seye
                aminata seye  24 hours back

                That's right,I was tryna explain to a Nigerian guy that diollof rice comes from Senegal.That dude did not wanna hear it.He was acting like I was a liar.Senegal other name is diollof,we speak wollof.So even the name of diollof rice is senegalese.We create it I don't know why y'all fighting about it, #FYI #justsayin

              • Chris Uba
                Chris Uba  1 days back

                I’ll be glad to see Akon go for the Senegalese presidency

                • TheWiseGuy
                  TheWiseGuy  2 days back

                  Such a smart spoken person

                  • Heloisa Oliveira
                    Heloisa Oliveira  2 days back

                    E pergunta para os pastores e pastoras quem já resebel o lote no Reino de Deus e só mentira para roubar o povo com falando que Deus perde esmola e Disno é ofertas para Deus e Deus e o criador de tudo dono do ouro e da Prata dos diamante ele não precisa de esmola e Deus do amor do povo da família União e força e fe em Deus caraio

                    • king ንጉስ
                      king ንጉስ  3 days back

                      $tay blessed bro

                      • beselbic
                        beselbic  3 days back

                        With regard to Eminem's story, it seems like it would be difficult just to just stop in the middle of creating, especially if you're on a hot creative streak. Creating music is a lot different than working a regular job at say a bank or something. Sometimes it takes awhile to get the creative juices flowing and then to abruptly stop just when you're starting to really flow. Seems odd and very constrictive to confine creativity within a structured time frame. That same fire and inspiration may not be there the next day when you return to the studio. That's why many legendary music artists spent days at a time in the studio; if they started flowing, they didn't want to stop lest the magic and inspiration be lost forever. For instance, Stevie Wonder famously spent marathon hours in the studio working on his classic '70s albums, and the end results were well worth it. Prince was notorious for this as well, spending hours on in camped out in the studio and sometimes calling his engineer at three in the morning to come into the studio if he was suddenly hit with a jolt of inspiration. But apparently the structured hours work for Em. That's a special gift to have to just be able to turn it off like that but then come back the next day with the same fire.

                        • Airwane
                          Airwane  3 days back

                          i'm impressed Ebro knows about Jollof rice

                          • Ervin Mitchell
                            Ervin Mitchell  3 days back

                            Shoutout Akon for being caked up beyond belief!

                            • Sarah Martinez
                              Sarah Martinez  3 days back

                              Really enjoyed this interview with Akon. Loved his stories and nice to hear someone speaking sense. Thanks for sticking up for Michael. Fantastic!

                              • J T
                                J T  3 days back

                                Eminem the type of dude to body an entire sixteen layered with complex multi-syllable rhyme schemes and flow switches at 150 BPM and then just leave the studio like nothing happened.

                                • Kudret Hairet
                                  Kudret Hairet  3 days back

                                  Lol, Chinese, so many things are wrong In this interview.

                                  • Kudret Hairet
                                    Kudret Hairet  3 days back

                                    Lol, Chinese, so many things are wrong In this interview.

                                    • GuideMe Straight
                                      GuideMe Straight  3 days back

                                      Not take advantage? I think maybe you do not understand the concept of leverage and how the amount of leverage China is placing on Africa will essentially give them effective ownership in the case of default. True partnership would be equity investments, but the truth is a lot of China's investments are through leverage.

                                      • Ya. Oeno
                                        Ya. Oeno  3 days back


                                        • The Lala
                                          The Lala  4 days back

                                          I genuinely enjoyed this interview. I learned quite a bit.

                                          • Kuhle Baba
                                            Kuhle Baba  4 days back

                                            Much love, superior logic ✔💯🎉

                                            • Mr O
                                              Mr O  4 days back

                                              I never trust hispanics with black music.😃

                                              • Clif Choc
                                                Clif Choc  4 days back

                                                And this (20.11) to my opinion is why Em cannot be considered the GOAT in HIPHOP. Arguably he is the greatest RAPPER (again not in my opinion) but definitely not a GOAT in the CULTURE we call Hip Hop.

                                                • Sub Liminal
                                                  Sub Liminal  4 days back


                                                  • KHAN BROS GAMING
                                                    KHAN BROS GAMING  4 days back

                                                    Akons energy is so great

                                                    • KHAN BROS GAMING
                                                      KHAN BROS GAMING  4 days back


                                                      • Lacyla
                                                        Lacyla  4 days back

                                                        Love Akon. And he's spot on about people flaunting their clothes and jewellery are normally keeping up appearances and 'poor'. People with money and a rich mentality don't prioritise designer clothes, and they keep their circle small. Puts me off a guy when he's trying to flaunt himself like he has money

                                                        • Ally Quinn
                                                          Ally Quinn  4 days back

                                                          Right on ma man am a scotsman and R ashamed of being British as wee are animals.... respect ma man peace out vegans peace be with you bro

                                                          • Megan Smith
                                                            Megan Smith  5 days back

                                                            I've scrolled through most of the comments and haven't seen any on this (apologise if someone did mention it and I overlooked it)... what advice was he saying Quency gave him? Something to do about dating younger women but I didn't quite catch the exact wording. Was he actually saying to always date women that are exactly HALF your age (as a man)? WT actual F? LOL

                                                            • Abdulrahman Mussa
                                                              Abdulrahman Mussa  5 days back

                                                              Brother Akon do your thing

                                                              • tenzing khedup
                                                                tenzing khedup  5 days back

                                                                all 90s pop singer and rappers becoming succesful buisinessmen and women while this generation rappers still flexing money they dont have

                                                                • Ljuny reona
                                                                  Ljuny reona  5 days back

                                                                  European Black Soccer Star Helped or Donate More Money To Africa.More Than Any African American Celebrity.........

                                                                  • Kalim Uddin
                                                                    Kalim Uddin  5 days back

                                                                    I swear i haven't even started seeing the video . N i can tell u this akon man. Is a true hero for the people trust. He does everything.. for humanity.. n sharing wealth. God bless my brother. May god help u in ur journey. Inshuallah

                                                                    • The Diecast Fanatic
                                                                      The Diecast Fanatic  5 days back

                                                                      akon really a bigger legend than i thought fr

                                                                      • Me Us
                                                                        Me Us  6 days back

                                                                        The man is seriously loyal to his roots. Hats off to him

                                                                        • melody g
                                                                          melody g  6 days back

                                                                          Thank you akon , for defending mj and the truth

                                                                          • Shamsu Deen
                                                                            Shamsu Deen  6 days back

                                                                            Shout's out to EL NEGRITO. he's my brother.

                                                                            • Thomas Washbush
                                                                              Thomas Washbush  6 days back

                                                                              First ever comment on YouTube. I got into Michael Jackson's music only as recently as last year. Love everything about him especially watching his live performances. Wanted to learn more about him so I've spent hours doing research about the accusations and his court cases and depositions. Just from looking into the evidence about the main accusers anyone would come to the conclusion he is absolutely innocent. What I wanted to bring up, however, is what my intuition tells me. From getting to know the person MJ was from watching countless interviews, I can just tell he was a very pure, kind soul. Someone like MJ who spent most of his free time on tour visiting hospitals of sick children would simply not abuse them. He even said himself that he would have busloads of leukemia and cancer kids come to Neverland to enjoy themselves when they otherwise wouldn't have such opportunities. He did this quietly and didnt boast or brag about it in a look at me and what I'm doing type of way. He also payed for treatment for countless terminally ill children. Also just from watching interviews you can get a sense of his personality. He was a kind, gentle, caring person who believed in things like world peace and he loved people of all walks of life. My point is someone with these traits just wouldn't be an abuser or an evil person. This is totally separate from the research you can find out about some of the circumstances of the people involved in the allegations against him. Watch interviews and your intuition or gut feeling should tell you he just isn't anything close to how he has been portrayed by the media

                                                                            • MDMusic Official
                                                                              MDMusic Official  6 days back

                                                                              I dont know about the chinese deals being so fair.... SPECIALLY when it comes to Sengeal and Gambia.
                                                                              China owns 50 % of the fishing rights in front of Senegals coast (not including illegal chinese fishing ships) making it hard for locals to make a living.

                                                                              • Desiree Stevenson
                                                                                Desiree Stevenson  6 days back

                                                                                Thank you Akon

                                                                                • BLACK STAG
                                                                                  BLACK STAG  6 days back

                                                                                  Akon, this interview = extraordinary

                                                                                  • Gregorio Lourenco
                                                                                    Gregorio Lourenco  6 days back

                                                                                    AKON TOO WOKE PAYYY ATTENTION ‼️👀

                                                                                    • alix michel
                                                                                      alix michel  6 days back

                                                                                      i hate hot 97 i never listen to than .the only reason why i listen today it because i like akon and him talking about michael jackson

                                                                                      • mame cheikh
                                                                                        mame cheikh  6 days back

                                                                                        alguna me puede espilicar que estas hablando par favor en español jaja

                                                                                        • HYPPOLITE LAW
                                                                                          HYPPOLITE LAW  6 days back

                                                                                          Who caught the Freudian slip?

                                                                                          • Oluwaseun Adebola
                                                                                            Oluwaseun Adebola  6 days back

                                                                                            Great interview