Akon Shares CLASSIC Stories & Thoughts On Michael Jackson, Eminem, Whitney Houston, R. Kelly + MORE

  • Published on Sep 11, 2019
  • Akon stepped up to Ebro in the Morning for some story telling, and conversation about his businesses, past hits, and classic collaborations.
    He also shared some never before heard stories about Michael Jackson, Eminem, Whitney Houston, Quincy Jones, and more. He also gives an honest opinion on R. Kelly.
    It wasn't all stories though, he addressed why he accepts investment dollars from Chinese billionaires, why he decided to do Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, his cryptocurrency and put a lit of the great African jollof debate!
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Comments • 734

  • Navarone Cate
    Navarone Cate 5 days ago

    God bless you America and all the earth and everything. Gods love is there for all of you. 💓

  • 9to5killaCartel
    9to5killaCartel 7 days ago +1

    30:12 - The problem is most people do not understand how to cinvest in currency (including myself) so Cryptocurrency is like a foreign language. I think the conversation can be simplified if you equate the convo to Real Estate. #9to5killaCartel

  • Sammy dernawi
    Sammy dernawi 7 days ago

    Akon is an Iconic human being. May Allah bless you with more

  • crash bandicoot
    crash bandicoot 9 days ago

    Akon and Young Jeezy just trying to take it easy

  • Alec adair
    Alec adair 9 days ago

    Ebro don't let nobody talk on his show lol

  • Euan Makoti
    Euan Makoti 9 days ago +1

    African President right there..

  • fifikhalifa barry
    fifikhalifa barry 10 days ago

    Akon response about jollof rice at the end is absolutely true.we senegalese people just laugh at the noises.

  • Serigne Sarr
    Serigne Sarr 11 days ago


  • Shree Sen
    Shree Sen 14 days ago

    they had to stop Akon cause they realised the TRUTH CANNOT BE HIDDEN. love and MUCH MUCH RESPECT to you Akon.

  • Beautymama Istifanus
    Beautymama Istifanus 15 days ago

    Thanks akon for saying your truth about mike🤴🙏👌✌💯💰🏆

  • Pokonac
    Pokonac 15 days ago +1

    40:15 I think Imma stick with Akon

  • Second Death
    Second Death 17 days ago

    Bitcoin is a digital scam for the first people to get rich quick off of the principle of the FED Reserve.

  • Johnson Moje
    Johnson Moje 19 days ago


  • Johnson Moje
    Johnson Moje 19 days ago


  • Johnson Moje
    Johnson Moje 19 days ago


  • Eric P
    Eric P 20 days ago

    Chinese is colonizing in a unique creative way. It's called Economic imperialism. Africa needs to stop taking those loans!

  • Ivy Box
    Ivy Box 21 day ago +2

    Why do y'all want MJ to be guilty?

    • Sabrina Valeria
      Sabrina Valeria 20 days ago

      Ivy Box exactly! People should be relieved no child was ever harmed by MJ but it seems like they wish for the opposite.. seriously WTF is wrong with those people???!!

  • kambou sansan
    kambou sansan 21 day ago

    every time I see AKON wearing his hat, I automatically feel like putting mine on.
    so classic!

  • itstrbo
    itstrbo 22 days ago

    Ebro talks about "Africa" like its one country...

  • Iki Niuhulu Green
    Iki Niuhulu Green 22 days ago +1

    I love Akon. So humble and beautiful human💜

  • WARiz Daze
    WARiz Daze 25 days ago

    Big Pimpin' @ 3:25...fuckin' up the interview LOL SMH

  • AFO
    AFO 25 days ago +2

    Look, I love Akon every bit as much as the next man. But no one's really gonna mention how he kept snorting into mic?????

  • Namara Oreen Kimberly
    Namara Oreen Kimberly 26 days ago +1

    I love Akon for not being afraid to tell the truth

  • Filipe Chigarisso
    Filipe Chigarisso 27 days ago


  • Benjamin Franklin Godwin

    Akon is one of my biggest musician
    I love this guy one love broff

  • Joseph Xetri
    Joseph Xetri 28 days ago


  • ali b
    ali b 28 days ago

    We luv u Akon #africa

  • Xolani Msomi
    Xolani Msomi 28 days ago

    Ask yourself why in all the Francophone countries (countries that were colonized by France), all their calls, whether; land-line, cellphone and satellite, get routed to France first before it connects on your side.

  • Angela Bossey
    Angela Bossey 29 days ago

    Akon well said. Africa is actually the continent for the world to be focusing on. More opportunities abound especially with the natural resources. I currently run solar energy in my home and in talks with my friend on solid mineral resources production. Love from Lagos and to my families in Brooklyn.

  • Malawi Page
    Malawi Page 29 days ago +1

    Really enjoyed this interview,
    From Malawi - Africa.

  • BaAy FaAl ModoU
    BaAy FaAl ModoU 29 days ago

    Great Man you honor your Country !

  • Mohammed Faisal
    Mohammed Faisal 29 days ago

    Truly a legend

  • Kat Pusa
    Kat Pusa Month ago +2

    When people are so desensitized they think being friends with children is a flaw. It's not a flaw. Yes there are people who would take advantage of an innocent child but theres a lot of us who really care and thats what children need because we dont know if they are or they are not getting any love and care at home.

  • yorkisfg
    yorkisfg Month ago

    I'd rather have Jesus than silver and gold
    No fame or fortune
    Nor riches untold
    I'd rather have Jesus than silver and gold
    Don't give me a mansion
    On top of the hill
    Don't give me the world
    With a shallow thrill
    But just give me a savior
    My life He can hold
    I'd rather have Jesus than silver and gold

  • aminata seye
    aminata seye Month ago +1

    That's right,I was tryna explain to a Nigerian guy that diollof rice comes from Senegal.That dude did not wanna hear it.He was acting like I was a liar.Senegal other name is diollof,we speak wollof.So even the name of diollof rice is senegalese.We create it I don't know why y'all fighting about it, #FYI #justsayin

    • aminata seye
      aminata seye 28 days ago

      @Sokoya Abdulazeez looool yeah right, I been to Nigeria and ghana,y'all ain't got nothing on the real Senegalese diollof rice periodtt

    • Sokoya Abdulazeez
      Sokoya Abdulazeez 29 days ago

      It is from Senegal but we perfected it

  • Chris Uba
    Chris Uba Month ago +2

    I’ll be glad to see Akon go for the Senegalese presidency

  • TheWiseGuy
    TheWiseGuy Month ago

    Such a smart spoken person

  • Heloisa Oliveira
    Heloisa Oliveira Month ago +1

    E pergunta para os pastores e pastoras quem já resebel o lote no Reino de Deus e só mentira para roubar o povo com falando que Deus perde esmola e Disno é ofertas para Deus e Deus e o criador de tudo dono do ouro e da Prata dos diamante ele não precisa de esmola e Deus do amor do povo da família União e força e fe em Deus caraio

  • king ንጉስ
    king ንጉስ Month ago

    $tay blessed bro

  • beselbic
    beselbic Month ago

    With regard to Eminem's story, it seems like it would be difficult just to just stop in the middle of creating, especially if you're on a hot creative streak. Creating music is a lot different than working a regular job at say a bank or something. Sometimes it takes awhile to get the creative juices flowing and then to abruptly stop just when you're starting to really flow. Seems odd and very constrictive to confine creativity within a structured time frame. That same fire and inspiration may not be there the next day when you return to the studio. That's why many legendary music artists spent days at a time in the studio; if they started flowing, they didn't want to stop lest the magic and inspiration be lost forever. For instance, Stevie Wonder famously spent marathon hours in the studio working on his classic '70s albums, and the end results were well worth it. Prince was notorious for this as well, spending hours on in camped out in the studio and sometimes calling his engineer at three in the morning to come into the studio if he was suddenly hit with a jolt of inspiration. But apparently the structured hours work for Em. That's a special gift to have to just be able to turn it off like that but then come back the next day with the same fire.

  • Airwane
    Airwane Month ago

    i'm impressed Ebro knows about Jollof rice

  • Ervin Mitchell
    Ervin Mitchell Month ago +1

    Shoutout Akon for being caked up beyond belief!

  • Sarah Martinez
    Sarah Martinez Month ago +1

    Really enjoyed this interview with Akon. Loved his stories and nice to hear someone speaking sense. Thanks for sticking up for Michael. Fantastic!

  • J T
    J T Month ago +2

    Eminem the type of dude to body an entire sixteen layered with complex multi-syllable rhyme schemes and flow switches at 150 BPM and then just leave the studio like nothing happened.

  • Kudret Hairet
    Kudret Hairet Month ago

    Lol, Chinese, so many things are wrong In this interview.

  • Kudret Hairet
    Kudret Hairet Month ago

    Lol, Chinese, so many things are wrong In this interview.

  • GuideMe Straight
    GuideMe Straight Month ago

    Not take advantage? I think maybe you do not understand the concept of leverage and how the amount of leverage China is placing on Africa will essentially give them effective ownership in the case of default. True partnership would be equity investments, but the truth is a lot of China's investments are through leverage.

  • Ya. Oeno
    Ya. Oeno Month ago


  • The Lala
    The Lala Month ago

    I genuinely enjoyed this interview. I learned quite a bit.

  • Kuhle Baba
    Kuhle Baba Month ago

    Much love, superior logic ✔💯🎉

  • Mr O
    Mr O Month ago +2

    I never trust hispanics with black music.😃

  • Clif Choc
    Clif Choc Month ago

    And this (20.11) to my opinion is why Em cannot be considered the GOAT in HIPHOP. Arguably he is the greatest RAPPER (again not in my opinion) but definitely not a GOAT in the CULTURE we call Hip Hop.

  • Sub Liminal
    Sub Liminal Month ago +1


    KHAN BROS GAMING Month ago +1

    Akons energy is so great

    KHAN BROS GAMING Month ago


  • Lacyla
    Lacyla Month ago +1

    Love Akon. And he's spot on about people flaunting their clothes and jewellery are normally keeping up appearances and 'poor'. People with money and a rich mentality don't prioritise designer clothes, and they keep their circle small. Puts me off a guy when he's trying to flaunt himself like he has money

  • Ally Quinn
    Ally Quinn Month ago

    Right on ma man am a scotsman and R ashamed of being British as wee are animals.... respect ma man peace out vegans peace be with you bro

  • Megan Smith
    Megan Smith Month ago

    I've scrolled through most of the comments and haven't seen any on this (apologise if someone did mention it and I overlooked it)... what advice was he saying Quency gave him? Something to do about dating younger women but I didn't quite catch the exact wording. Was he actually saying to always date women that are exactly HALF your age (as a man)? WT actual F? LOL

  • Abdulrahman Mussa
    Abdulrahman Mussa Month ago

    Brother Akon do your thing