- 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
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 overdose.
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:
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"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 attracted negative comments online.
Internet users 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."
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"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."
Lupita Nyong'o pays tribute to Michael K. Williams
Actress Lupita Nyong'o has mourned the untimely passing of The Wire star Michael K. Williams.
The Hollywood star shared an emotional tribute on her Facebook, attaching a photo of the late actor clearly showing his famous scar.
In her caption, Lupita narrated that she met the late Michael during the 12 Years A Slave movie auditions, and they sat together at dinner.
The thespian said she was drawn to his kind eyes that were a contrast to the scar between them, and when she asked about the scar, he was kind enough to tell the story "like he had never told it before".