Akon isn’t shy about his support for Tekashi 6ix9ine. Back in June, Akon posted a video to social media of him in the studio with Tekashi 6ix9ine.
They were creating the sequel for Akon's 2004 breakout hit single, "Locked Up." Many didn't like the idea of 6ix9ine being on this due to him being labeled as a snitch for doing so in court against the Nine Trey Bloods last September.
This came in the middle of his racketeering case and being investigated for crimes committed with Nine Trey in New York.
Speaking with DJ Vlad recently, Akon reiterated that he doesn't blame 6ix9ine for testifying against his fellow Trey Nine Blood gang members.
"Just think about it, Vlad. Half the people that are upset aren't in the street. Never been in the streets. They don't even live by the code of the street" Akon said. "Tekashi ain't snitch on you. Why are you mad? Just think about it. If I was in the mix with him and I was affected by him telling on whoever or for whatever reason he told. I don't like to talk about why he did, I just know that for whatever reason he did it, he had his reasons."
"It goes to a matter of who you decide to believe," Akon added. "Me? I don't give a f*ck who did what. What I can tell you is, that whole clique was super messy. Everybody was sloppy. And everybody was trying to claim notoriety. Real street n*ggas ain't doing sh*t that loud. They not broadcasting sh*t they doing.
Watch the interview down below.