Five-time Grammy nominee Akon has spoken on the issue of Americans calling for a boycott of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The world's biggest sporting event which begins on Sunday, November 20, 2022, has had its fair share of controversy; alleged human rights abuses among other things but the rapper feels it doesn't justify people deciding not to attend.
In a recent chat with TMZ Sports, Akon who is a big football fan stated that the reason for fans calling for a boycott of the World Cup is lost on him.
"I don't understand the purpose of the boycott, me personally, I think everywhere you go in the world there's different cultures, different way of living, different life standards", he shared.
The celebrity disclosed that he believes that many of his fellow Americans who are calling for a boycott don't actually understand why they're refusing to watch.
"I think when you look at a place like America, we have a tendency of taking certain things for granted, and we got a tendency of following suit of things we don't understand.
"Instead of taking a trip there to understand the culture, understand what's going on, you're just going to follow suit cause everybody else says there's humanitarian issues."