While many oppose the idea, recalling the boycott in support of ousted baller Colin Kaepernick, Akon, instead, shows his support for Travis Scott performing at the Super Bowl LIII Halftime Show.
So, he tells TMZ, “I think all of that’s stupid. You’re in this business for two reasons: One is to make an impact, and two is for the business of it. Now if you a philanthropist… If that’s something that you feel like you believe in, and you fight for it? You have every right. But if you doing it and you look at it as a way of expanding who you are as an artist and as a business, you also have a right.”
His million dollar question is, “Honestly, why wouldn’t a black artist want to not perform in one of the biggest events in the world? That don’t help us, we need you to be on that stage.” #Socialites, do you agree?
In addition, he states, “So, I don’t think there’s a right or wrong answer. That’s my opinion. I just think sometimes people take social issues and make it a lot [more] serious than it has to be. At the end of the day we all gotta live in this world together. And there’s always going to be somebody who feels they’re being treated unfairly, there’s always going to be an inbalanced [sic] situation, but as people we have to compromise certain situations to get to better places.”