Musician Akon Reveals: I Was Happier When I Was Poor

In a surprising revelation, Senegalese-American singer, Akon says he was much happier when he was poor as life life is tougher for the rich than the poor.

Akon made the revelation on Monday during an interview with TMZ.

According to him, being successful comes with a lot of problems, noting that he was actually happier when he was poor.

The lonely crooner said, “Nobody can sit there and tell me, that I didn’t go through poverty. I was the young African kid, barefoot and playing soccer in the village with no electricity, no running water.

”I knew what that looked like, believe me, I know what poverty looks like.

”But I also know what success looks like, and from my personal experience, I’m having more problems successfully dealing with all that comes with success than I had when I was poor. I was actually happier when I was poor,” he said.


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