Akon doesn't have any combined emotions concerning the controversy surrounding artists performing on the Super Bowl halftime present.
Days forward of the massive sport on Sunday (Feb. three), the singer/producer stated that boycotting the halftime present in assist of ex-NFL participant Colin Kaepernick doubtlessly hurts black artists.
"You're on this enterprise for 2 causes: One is to make an affect and two is for the enterprise of it," Akon advised TMZ, including that he thinks folks generally take social points too far.
"Honestly, why wouldn't a black artist need to not carry out in one of many greatest occasions on the planet," he continued. "That don't assist us, we'd like you to be on that stage."
Watch the total interview beneath.
Many disagree with Akon's viewpoint. Cardi B stated she acquired a proposal to carry out on the Super Bowl, however in the end turned it down over an obligation to “stand behind” Kaepernick as a result of he “stood up” for minorities, she advised the Associated Press.
This yr's halftime present will characteristic performances by Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi.