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Akon Comes to Kanye West's Defense Following Nazi Comments!



Written by: Khalif Thompson


Today in Hip Hop News, On Sky News' morning broadcast, Akon, hit-making musician, expressed support for Ye's freedom to hold a different viewpoint.


The majority of Americans are appalled by Kanye West's recent remarks endorsing Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, but some are more understanding.


Akon recently made an appearance and showed some support for Ye's right to free expression.


His message was one of understanding others and being open-minded, even if he did not state specifically that he shares his beliefs.


Additionally, Sky News host Anna Jones questioned Akon about why he continues to promote the Yeezy designer.


Readers may remember his remarks from his participation on Alex Jones' InfoWars program, which features conspiracy theories.


The Chicago rapper claimed that he approves of Hitler and the Nazis and sees the value in what they accomplished.


Ye is being criticized by even those on the far right of the political spectrum.


For instance, the conservative media outlet Parler turned down his offer to buy. Akon has some things to say regarding Ye's freedom of speech in light of this.


“I show support for opinion and I think people will always have a specific opinion and I think the moment we get to the place where we close our minds up to other people’s opinion, it kind of doesn’t allow us to get to better know each other better know our mindsets and more than anything better know our movements.”


Some took to twitter to express their dismay of Akon’s attempt to come to Kanye’s defense.



The musician, who is of Senegalese descent, said that he supports "the freedom to believe what you want to believe."


He made it clear, though, that he would inform Ye in a dialogue if he didn't share his opinions. It seems like many of Kanye's regular followers and colleagues have to clarify this.


His account was just suspended by Twitter, which is now run by fellow wealthy provocateur Elon Musk.

He emphasized that communication is important and went on to describe how the remarks affected him.


Check out the broadcast interview down below!



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