He made this known at a summit for youths where he revealed that the glamorous lifestyle seen in American hip-hop videos are actually fake.
According to Akon, such music videos which shows a musician living large with Bentley and pretty women is actually the opposite of reality.
During the same event, he was quoted as saying:
‘The images they show about Africa are so negative. It’s conditioning what we believe. Africa has a rich story too. More people died in Chicago, more school shootings in America. Akon: Why Africa is Better than America’.