Popular Senegalese-American singer Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, fondly called Akon, has said that he was much happier when he was poor because life is tougher for the rich than the poor.
Akon indicated this during an interview with TMZ, on Monday.
The Singer disclosed that he was actually happier when he was poor, adding that being successful comes with a lot of problems.
“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.