Akon dragged for saying 'the famous and the rich go through more issues than the poor'

'More money, more problems'?
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Still mourning the loss of his friend, actor Michael K. Williams who was found inside his Brooklyn home Monday afternoon following a suspected overdose, singer Akon is now facing backlash after comments he made to TMZ stating that in his view, "rich people go through more issues than the poor." A real "more money, more problems" moment for the artist, who is now being dragged online by fans for his odd take.

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"He was actually a really good friend, amazing person, super funny, super talented," Akon told TMZ. “It’s definitely a sad day for everybody.”

“There’s just too many of us going down like that and I think when moments like this happen we all gotta reflect because we’re all going through things in our lives... and making decisions that actually affect not only us and our life, but everyone that surrounds and looks up to us,” Akon added. “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.”