Akon was one of the many celebrities who described Michael K. Williams as a friend. The actor recently passed away, and the entertainment industry is dealing with the loss of such tremendous talent.

50 Cent stirred up a lot of controversy after making comments about the 54-year old actor’s death. However, it seems Akon simply couldn’t wait his turn and made a claim that is likely to cause a lot of backlash against him.

TMZ reached out to the rapper, who said that Williams was “super talented” and “an amazing person.” He also described himself as a good friend of Williams. However, he followed his praise of The Wire actor with his thoughts about rich people having more problems than the poor.

Dude, the famous and the rich go through more issues than the poor. You know when they say, ‘Mo’ money, mo’ problems’? That’s a real thing.

The rapper also commented on the social isolation that COVID-19 created, which made it harder for people to really keep in touch. He expressed that it could have a role in the actor’s drug overdose.

This business creates this environment where everyone’s wearing a mask. No one tells you what’s really going on in your life, so real friends can’t really even advise you because they don’t really know what’s happening. Because we put on this façade of success, but yet behind the face, there’s so much happening.

The “Dangerous” & “Smack That” rapper seems to imply that rich people have it worse than poor people. However, the state of vagabonds and beggars in this world would imply otherwise. The struggle to survive v/s the struggle to get more, that’s the dichotomy between the rich and the poor.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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