Friday, November 24, 2006

AKON admitted that he has THREE WIVES!


Rapper Akon has confessed he practices polygamy and has three "wives". The rapper insisted that under the teachings of the Koran, all wives must be treated equally - which Akon insists he does. I dont think polygamy is legan in the Stated so it maked me wonder how he gets away with it?

Akon, 25, told Martinez, "I'm a polygamist. I can afford to have as many wives as I can afford to have. All Africans believe in it. My dad has four wives."
He tells AllHipHop.com, "Me and Angie were having a conversation. In the beginning it was cool because I said, 'Okay I got enough fans out there, I got a lot of supporters I can get open with them.' But then after me and Angie had that conversation, situations started getting heated.

"It started affecting other people that had nothing to do with us. Because of that, (the label) said they don't want me to promote that aspect, and I can't talk about that too much because it's destroying other people's families and other things. I said, 'ok, no problem.'"
"Unfortunately, this is the world we live in, people do judge you by your beliefs and how you think. It's a free country, but it's really not free."

56 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not one to judge, but when I read what Akon stated that all Africans beleive in polygamy, I had to respond. My boyfriend is from Africa, and he claimes that no, not all Africans practice or beleive in polygamy. So sorry Akon, but thats not true.

Anonymous said...

yeahh i agree. that is akon's belief but i am friends with many africans and indians who do not practice polygamy

Anonymous said...

Well, I personally think that, being a christian, polygamy is wrong. BUT being that he is Muslim and this is his beliefs I guess is half safe to say it is ok for him. Although Akon cannot speak for all Africans saying that they all belive in polygamy because that is not true. I believe he said that to lighten the criticism off of himself.

Anonymous said...

Heyyy i think it's cool that you have 3 wives as long as you treat them right. Like your song dont matter! <3

Anonymous said...

I love you akon! <3 you are soo sexy!

Anonymous said...

Heyy give the star a break! jeeze how would u like it if he started stuff about you people!!! love you akon

Mohamadsayed said...

Well as a African and a Muslim Akon is right there are many African Muslims who have more than one wife, and it is completely permitted in Islam, so long as he is able to treat them all equally, and since Akon is financially able to support all wives equally then he isnt doing anything wrong.

Anonymous said...

Akon I think that we are a product of how we are raised. I know your first wife personally. Tomeika has always been a lovely girl. Might I add she is wife # 1 from hartsville south carolina. She is the one that has all 3 of his boys(none of the others 2nd or 3rd wifey has any from him). I respect you because she was down with you before you became famous. I remember her leaving hartsville in the 90's to go to africa with you. As long as you don't forget who has beenthere since day 1, pratice your religious beliefs. In saying that do so very carefully, Akon this is not Africa, as americans we know that we are called free until you ruffle the wrong feathers. For the public is this so bad because he can afford to do what his beliefs teaches him. What about all of our precious politicians that have several women OUTSIDE their wifes. Please look at your selves first before passing judgement.

Anonymous said...

I do know that Polygamy is a traditional African practice since am an African too.Normally we christian converts do away with traditions which conflicts with christianity.
Akon being a muslim stills practices polygamy sinces its conforms with his Islamic teachings.
By the way my grandad had aba 5 wives.

Anonymous said...

YOU GUYS ARE ALL ACTING CRAZY BECAUSE AKON SAID AFRICAN PRACTICE POLYGAMY.AND BECAUSE OF HIS WIVES .GIVE THAT SINGER A BREAK .

Anonymous said...

people should be able to do what they want as long as they all consent to being married to him and they are all happy. who is it hurting. noone!!

Anonymous said...

ya i agree with akon there is nothing bad i praticing polygammy once u can treat them equally ahmad755

Anonymous said...

I do have to agree with most of the stuff being said on here about how it is wrong to practice polygamy. I also have to put some of the blame on the women whom Akon is married to. If they accept that he is marring other women and providing equally for them then who are we to say it is wrong? Just my thoughts!

Anonymous said...

as in african and a muslim its not wrong 2 have 3 wives u can even have 4 because my grandfather has 4, i mean many african are polygamist n so are muslims.

Anonymous said...

I luv U AKON...kyp reprstn africa!!!

Josephine Okyere said...

akon is a damn fool. who in the fuck says that all africans believe in polygamy. that man is seriously fucked in the head. i am from Ghana, which is in Africa. I can tell you for one that not "all africans practice polygamy". actually, a lot of them dont, its more of the poorer countries that practice it, countries such as Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria, that are better off dont. Akon is one bad influence and is sure as hell making "Africans" look bad.

Anonymous said...

Actually, Akon's wrong, and so are many Muslims for that matter. The Quran state's specifically that there was a time (WAS) a time where men were allowed to marry up to 4 wives. But not just because he wants to. But because of tribal wars, prostitution, rapes etc; a man could marry up to 4 women and conceive children with them.
However, that need eventually was gone, and later in the Quran, it states 4 wives for the Prophet, and his 1st wife had died.
This one sentence has been mis-represented, and it is a popular Sunni and Wahaabi belief (as well as other sections), it was further mis-represented when a un-verified Hadith (books written nearly 100+ years after the Prophet died)said it was alright for men to marry 4 wives.

In many Arab and non-Arab countries, Muslim men marry more then just 4 wives, in fact if you have ever been to Dubai or seen the Island of Burnei, you see Muslim men/leaders with more then 4.

It's not religious, it's mis-represented and mis-used. It was supposed to help women, widows, homeless widow's with children, rape victims, prostitutes etc. Obviously we no longer need this, as stated; it was meant for a time and a reason.

Today men are just marrying women because they want to.

Anonymous said...

i love you akon and you are sooooo cute i love you so much i hope i get to meet you soon or anytime before either of us die that is how much i love you and your sons are sooooooooooo cute i love you again did i mention that i love you soooooooooooo much and that you were soooooooooooo cute

Anonymous said...

Akon do he want, as i read it in a statement here, the person said prophet Muhamed(S.A.W) married more than one wive for purpose not intentionally. Im a muslim and African, Quran didnt say that you must marry, but it did say when you see a woman who is suffer and the only help you can render to marry the woman, but if there another way to help the woman u can do without marry her. as much as am concern now i cant get marry to two women.

delnik said...

African generally believe in marrying more than one wife but not all of them are practising it. my grandpa was married to 15 wives while my dad is married to more than one wife, they are christains and are happily living together so its not a damn crime for Akon to be married to more one wife as long as he is keeping them comfortable and happy. Give Akon a break and let him take care of his wives and kids. i believe the women knew he was married before they got married to him. no one is to blame. Ride on bro Akon

delnik said...

African generally believe in marrying more than one wife but not all of them are practising it. my grandpa was married to 15 wives while my dad is married to more than one wife, they are christains and are happily living together so its not a damn crime for Akon to be married to more one wife as long as he is keeping them comfortable and happy. Give Akon a break and let him take care of his wives and kids. i believe the women knew he was married before they got married to him. no one is to blame. Ride on bro Akon

Anonymous said...

sorry akon, but i am not allhe 2 judge u but. u not practicing islam properly. singing is not allowed in islam, plus can u give all ur wife the same maney, same love and same everyting no u cant so it is imposible 4 u to get maried 3 or 7 wives. please try to read more and more about this tittle in quran i think u translating it in the wrong way. and u giving the others wrong impression of islam..

Enes kilic said...

oh you christians polygamy is better than prostitution. may chritian priest ahve been cought with prostitution

livingstone said...

WELL, WHAT AKON SAID ITS TRUE BECAUSE I MYSELF IS AFRICAN, I'M FROM WEST AFRICA, LIBERIA.
I CAME HERE 3YEARS AGO IN 2005 AND I WAS 12YEARS OLD. OH YEA MY FRIENDS BE MAKING FUN OF THE WAY I SPEAK, SOMETIME I GET MAD BUT I TRY TO CALM DOWN BECAUSE IF I GET IN A FIGHT MY DAD WILL BEAT THE SHIT OUT OF ME, SO I JUST IGNORE THEM AND WALK AWAY, YEA I GET IN THAT LIKE EVERYDAY S OF MY SCHOOL BUT OH WELL. ANYWAYS ITS NOT A PROBLEM IF AKON HAVE THREE WIVES OR MORE THAN THREE, THATS JUST OUR REG LION WHAT MATTER IS THAT IF HE TREAT THEM RIGHT.
MY DAD HAD ABOUT FOUR WIVES, BUT HE HAD A DEVOUR WITH THE THREE AND NOW WITH ONE, WHICH I DON'T LIKE BECAUSE HE HAD A DEVOUR WITH MY MON, NOW I'M LIVING WITH MY STEP MON AND REAL DAD, I LEFT MY REAL MON IN AFRICA I DIDN'T WANTED TO COME BUT STILL.
IF U WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ME OR WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH ME AND HAVE MY BACK, THAN EMAIL ME AT SEKOUNYEI@YAHOO.COM OR IF U HAVE A MYSPCAE ADD LIVINGSTONE, IF U HAVE TAGGED ADD SEKOUNYEI BUT IT WOULD BE BEST IF YOU EMAIL ME.

Anonymous said...

Tha aint right Akon.Why u gon generalise Africa like that?U 4rm Senegal in AFrica.Africa s a continent not a country so if yo country believes in polygamy,Mine doesnt...so stop sayin all Africans.Say senegal...

Anonymous said...

Hey , I'm a Christian and People Judge us alot and I'm not gonna judge Akon because he has 3 wives . Thats his Business why is everyone so nosy? Thats his life and Personally I think he is one of the most amazing singers ever. So please Don't judge aye

Anonymous said...

yea he's right in the Quran it says that u could marry 4 wives if one of them died or u get devoriced then u could marry another one as long as there is only 4 and you treat them all equally

Anonymous said...

Errm I love akon's music but what he said about all africans believe in polygamy that is soooo not true.
Because I am African, West African and noot all africans believe in it,
I think it is disgusting to have more than 1 wife because it seems as if you are using the person..

Akon I am very disaapointed.

Anonymous said...

very disappointing. im muslim and thats not what our religion is about. islam says that its NOT preferable for a man to have more than one wife. PLUS islam came about when arab countried were involved in endless wars during which many men died and women were left to struggle on their own so it was required for a man to take care of those women. akon is just exploiting the whole thing to his own advantage.

Anonymous said...

IM DATING AN AFRICAN AND HE TELLS ME THAT NOT ALL AFRICAN BELIEVES IN POLYGAMY BUT TO BE SPECIFIC THE MUSLIM RELIGION AND SOME AFRICAN TRADITIONS BELIEVE IN POLYGAMY SO THATS NOT TRUE...

Anonymous said...

Im not sure why every1 is so fussed by what Akon says and who he marries. i am from Southern Africaand the older generation do believe in multiple wives even when you are not Muslim. it all depends on ur take of ur tradition. my perception and practice of my culture is different from that of any1 else so noone should judge an individuals views. as from him generalising Africa...maybe thats just what he thinks happens all round..dont blame a brother for inawareness. i honestly dont know much about other parts of africa...but that doesnt mean im not a proper african. so if Akon is happy and his wives and sons are happy then good for them...

Anonymous said...

People aren't judging Akon based on his way of life, they're just correcting his statement. In any religion it is suggested that a man only has one wife. In some religions; such as, islam it is permissible that he can obtain more than one if he can treat them all equally. In the US, the law prohibits a man from having more than one wife. So polygamy in the US will lead to more single parent households...especially since there is no real entitlement to the women without being legally married to her. If you can only marry one of the three, where's the equality?

StandTall-The Activist said...

Seriously whose view is AKON representing? His country or the whole of Africa cuz he sure knows nothing about what Africans believe. Not all Africans believe is this bullshit and he should represent us wrongly.

I just wonder how he can marry 3 wives in the state cus that will be bigamy. Except there is something I am missing.

BTW is he really 25 or is that his official age? And no we dont believe in fake age in Africa before he goes to say "all Africans believe in it".

Anonymous said...

The question is not about whether all african belief about polygamy or not, i guess its that africans knew what polygamy is all about. the choice is yours. let the man be and i think we should respect his belief once he is trating them equally according to the koran fine. Am an african living in the uk and i guess all africans knew about being a poligammy.we are living in a free world for christ sake.....

Anonymous said...

AKON, OH AKON.....I HATE U....BECAUSE I'M AFRICAN AND A MUSLIM....ND U JUST CUT ME DEEP BRO.....U MARRY THREE WIVES TO SATISFY UR SEXUAL DESIRES AND USE AFRICA AND ISLAM TO JUSTIFY UR ACTION......U KNOW BETTER THAN THAT.

Anonymous said...

penso ke lui se ne sta approffittando del ftto ke sia musulmano

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Anonymous said...

Akon I am a african and we belief in one men one wife. I do not know where u coming from.

Anonymous said...

well i feel that most people in afica might feel diffrentally certain culture believe in having more than one wife and the only reason why theses hating ass people on here dont believe in it is because yall broke ass hell that why some of yall dont beieve in it and yes its in the damn bible look it up, if he is taking care of them and doing what he has to do leave him alone,and word of advice and african man will never marry an american

Aalia said...

never knew you would have 3 wives..its damn shocking..i am a muslim and you are allowed to have 7 wives.its not a crime thiugh its part of the islamic religoin, Akon no offence but dont use our religion as an excuse , and may i ask you something .... wat happend to those wives ???hope no children came along the way. no offence you so young to have 3 wives but anyway its your life dude you only get 1 enjoy!!!

Anonymous said...

Yho!! hes is greedy

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with having more than 1 wife. my Grandfather had 2 wives, 2 of my uncles have more than 2 my neighbours have many wives and they co-exist peacefully. I will also have may wives someday in keeping with my african traditions

Anonymous said...

omg! -_- if he wants to have 3 wives, that's his beliegs and his business so leave him alone - _- and he's not wrong. A belief can't be wrong or right. I'm not familiar with islam or african traditions so i'm not sure if all africans and muslims practice polygamy. buy HE does and that's HIS business do no't judge him!! why did the media even bring up this topic? it's HIS BUSINESS NOT OURS!!

Anonymous said...

ASA, please understand that we live in America and it is looked upon as wrong to have more then one wife. However, you can cheat on your wife, have a mistree, sleep with the opposit sex etc. At the end of the day Allah will be the judge. I am not saying what the brother does and say in his music or videos are accepted from Allah. He will stand before Allah for his deeds and that's when he will be judged. It's true this isn't the Practice of a pious believer and knowone knows this better then him. But this goes for all religions. Music is the Satans ear piece. Prayer, practice and ur deen is the key into paradise. May Allah have mercy on us all.

Anonymous said...

NOT ALL AFRICANS BELEIVE IN IT DUMB ASS!!!!

Anonymous said...

Anete TONA you are not good enough for Rosina she must be wroung at the frist coz we Ethiopian not interstin a person like you. you are so ...........

Anonymous said...

Rosi u should be divorce him coz he is not good enough for you ,you deserve better he is just a shit, you are a strong independent Ethiopian girl remember who you are ,where you from ok let me remain you ,you are a beautiful ,strong, independent girl from Desse ,Wollo ,Ethiopia.

Anonymous said...

I am a Muslim women and what he said is true. My father has two wives. If u r a Muslim u can have up to four wives

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