Akon, the Senegalese singer, and businessman has stated that he was happier when he was poor since he has realized that life is tougher for the affluent than for the poor.
In the aftermath of actor Michael K. Williams’ tragic death in September 2021, he issued this remark. Williams’ death had been utilized by the artist as proof that the more money one makes, the more troubles one encounters.
“Nobody can sit there and tell me that I didn’t grow up in poverty,” he claimed in an interview with TMZ. I was a young African child, barefoot and playing soccer in a community with no power or running water, and I understood what that looked like – believe me, I’ve seen poverty.
But I also know what success looks like, and from personal experience, I’m having more difficulty coping with all of the responsibilities that come with it than I did when I was poor. When I was impoverished, I was truly happiest.”