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Akon Defends Working with Tekashi 6ix9ine: “His Side Wasn’t Really Told”

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Akon Says He Hasn't Lost Any Friends Since Working With 6ix9ine On "Locked Up" Remix

Akon Says He Hasn’t Lost Any Friends Since Working With 6ix9ine On “Locked Up” Remix

Tekashi 6ix9ine came back to the music scene as an outcast, Hip Hop heads turned their backs on him and many people believed no one would work with him. Shockingly, the rainbow haired rapper took the industry by storm with an epic return and proved nay sayers wrong.

6ix9ine had lots of people in their feelings when he shared a video of himself and R&B icon Akon, in the studio, working on a sequel to Akon’s 2004 classic hit “Locked Up.”

Akon was dragged on social media for coming out of retirement to work with Tekashi and it seem as though people would distance themselves from the legendary vocalist. But according to the Senegalese, no one dropped him from their social circles because of his 6ix9ine association.

Akon Says He Hasn't Lost Any Friends Since Working With 6ix9ine On "Locked Up" Remix

During a recent interview with DJ Whoo Kid, Akon said that people need to remember that the music industry is a business. “I don’t recall losing any [contacts]. If I did, they ain’t tell me,” Akon said. “This is a business. If our personal relationship is affected by our business, then that ain’t no real friendship.”

“I feel like, at the end of the day, his side wasn’t really told and it still ain’t really told, but I think it’s more about people understanding why I made this record in the first place. This record, ‘Locked Up,’ was my personal experience and then it just touched a lot of real n*ggas that just happened to be locked up.”




“Everybody got a story and I don’t think that we should be in a position to judge who should tell it.” Listen to him below :

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