Singer Akon has a lot to say about relationships and monogamy. The 40-year-old singer, who hit with Konvicted in 2006, says that his polygamous relationships (he reportedly had five children with four wives as of 2007) are actually the norm and he’s just being upfront and honest about it. In 2007, his 23-year-old fiancee told the media she’d decided against being his fifth “wife” saying that although he didn’t live with any of them, and had been honest about their existence she could no longer see herself in that kind of relationship.

TMZ talked to Akon at Los Angeles International airport and he was candid on his feelings about monogamy. He told the TMZ cameraman that “You find that one woman that supplies everything that you desire in a woman, of course that will be a motivation to stick with that one woman, but I don’t know no one woman that can satisfy every man’s one need. It’s impossible. Just like there’s not one man that can satisfy a woman’s every need, but women aren’t built to breed like that or mate with more than one partner. Women aren’t built that way, men are.”

Akon went on to say that just about every man he knows has multiple girlfriends (but he is in the music business). We hope that doesn’t apply to all of his family, as actress Tracee Ellis Ross has been rumored to be his brother’s girlfriend. He also says that men are put on this earth to breed and that women are here to provide them with a source to do so.

So, is Akon right? Or is he just another man trying to pass off womanizing with a justification? It has been said that he is Muslim, which allows multiple marriages for men under specific conditions, although it is not something that every Muslim practices. Are men who spout these kinds of beliefs just following a patriarchal mindset that will change as women become more and more educated and financially independent?

After all, no one is saying that women should have multiple husbands, because according to Akon, women are not “built to mate with more than one party?” (So how does that explain women with more than one child by more than one man, as is becoming more common?)

Is Akon crazy? Or is he telling the truth most women don’t want to hear? You tell us.

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9 thoughts on “‘Every Man Has Multiple Girlfriends’ – IS AKON RIGHT?

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  2. Akon, Akon, Akon, whata fool! I am glad the 23 year fiancee had enough sense to wake up smell the poop that comes out of your mouth and back away from you and all your mess. So male chauvinistic.

  3. Please ladies, DON’T co-sign this mess. I’m hoping ladies can see through this and resist the urge to agree. You can’t say ALL of a gender, race, group, etc does ANYTHING like this. Yes except sin. Yes, there are some I’m sure. Just like there are SOME women who have multiple men, one for good sex, one to help fix stuff and another to hang out with or talk to. LOL This proves, people who are famous, have money and a certain status can also be STUPID and say STUPID STUFF!!!

  4. the Timekeeper on said:

    Thank you Amber for that very true statement. Some will use this stupid A comment by AKON to browbeat and ridicule all men. Warning ladies, There is a red light up ahead, slow down and take your foot off of the malebashing accelerator. this is one person, AKON. and no, he doe snot speak for all men. In fact, even the single, got it going on brothers; I know dont even act like that.

  5. Tangi Taylor on said:

    AKON’s little brain has been strangled by his little sperm!! He sounds like a fool. Until women respect their bodies and not allow men like Akon to misuse them (all in the name of celebrity and material possessions), this kind of nonsense will continue.

  6. I hate when people try to make things like this about EVERYONE. The only thing that is EVERYONE is SIN. NO, NOT every man has multiple girlfriends. That is like some men thinking ALL women are golddiggers. I get offended by statements like that about all women. Yes, there are some women who are gold diggers but NOT all of us. There are alot of exceptions.

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