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While many music artists stood in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, Akon made it clear that he is not here for the Super Bowl boycotts.

Speaking to TMZ, he said the following:

"I think all of that's stupid," he told the breaking news outlet. 

"You're in this business for two reasons: One is to make an impact, and two is for the business of it. Now if you a philanthropist... If that's something that you feel like you believe in, and you fight for it? You have every right. But if you doing it and you look at it as a way expanding who you are as an artist and as a business, you also have a right."


"I don't think there's a right or wrong answer for that. I just think sometimes people take social issues and make it a lot [more] serious than it has to be. At the end of the day we all gotta live in this world together. And there's always going to be somebody who feels they're being treated unfairly, there's always going to be an inbalanced situation, but as people we have to compromise certain situations to get to better places.

"Honestly, why wouldn't a black artist want to not perform in one of the biggest events in the world. That don't help us, we need you to be on that stage." 

Do y'all agree with Akon?