Senegalese-American singer, record producer and philanthropist, Aliaume Badara Thiam popularly known as Akon has disclosed in a video conversation that African-Americans have been brainwashed to fear coming to the continent.
He made this statement whilst having a live chat with American rapper and actor, Joseph Antonio Cartagena, who is better known in the music scene as Fat Joe.
According to Fat Joe, anytime he meets up with fellow rappers and African-Americans and talk about visiting Africa, they express surprise; Akon in response stated that, “they brainwashed them so much to the point that, when you say the word Africa, they just start shaking”.
The Senegalese-American singer further added that the whole mindset these people developed about Africa goes way back to the days of slavery where they were beaten to the point of fear, causing them to develop such attitude towards visiting the continent.
He conclusively stated that, in Africa, one need not to worry about racism or fight for any equality because this is their land. “The table is turned when you are back over there,” he added.
Watch the video below: