Senegalese-American singer, record producer and philanthropist; Aliaume Badara Thiam popularly known as Akon has disclosed in a video conversation that African-Americans; have been brainwashed to fear coming to the continent.
He made this statement whilst having a live chat with American rapper and actor; Joseph Antonio Cartagena, who is better known in the music scene as Fat Joe.
According to Fat Joe, anytime he meets up with fellow rappers and African-Americans and talk about visiting Africa, they express surprise; Akon in response stated that; “they brainwashed them so much to the point that, when you say the word Africa, they just start shaking”.
However, the Senegalese-American singer further added that the whole mindset these people developed about Africa; goes way back to the days of slavery where they were beaten to the point of fear; causing them to develop such attitude towards visiting the continent.
He conclusively stated that, in Africa, one need not to worry about racism; or fight for any equality because this is their land. “The table is turned when you are back over there,” he added.
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