Akon claims Michael Jackson’s death could’ve been prevented
SANDY SPRINGS, GEORGIA: Akon, who was one of the close friends of the late Michael Jackson, spoke about the latter ahead of a documentary release on the pop singer titled ‘TMZ Investigates: Who Really Killed Michael Jackson’. The ‘Smack That’ hitmaker revealed that Michael Jackson’s passion for his work was a gift and a curse.
The 49-year-old in an interview with The Sun stated also spilled the beans on the singer’s death saying it was inevitable adding “if it happened it was a purpose of whatever God has assigned for that purpose to impact us the way it did for it to happen the way it happened.” Akon also shared an anecdote about Michael Jackson recalling how the singer was excited to perform in London in 2009 and lock 50 dates adding he “didn’t even sleep.” Speaking of the Fox TV documentary, it premieres on September 6 at 8 pm ET.
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‘He didn’t even sleep’
Akon’s latest comments came ahead of the documentary, raising questions about the doctors who got the pop icon hooked on painkillers. Speaking to The Sun about Jackson’s downfall for the first time ever, Akon said, “He was so happy and excited that he was about to go to London and lock these 50 dates in and remind the world who he was and what his value was to pop music.” The Grammy-nominated singer shared, “He didn’t even sleep. That is why he was taking sleeping pills because he was too damn excited.”
Akon revealed that Jackson would be “up for weeks at a time thinking about how he wanted everybody to have the most amazing experience” adding, “he wanted to create something that was going to be talked about for centuries. When you have that energy you don’t sleep. “You are going to need help to get sleep because your mind is constantly moving and your energy and your flow [are] electric to the point where you cannot turn it off.” Akon further stated, “So, he pushed himself to the limit and if he wasn’t satisfied he was going to stay there until he was satisfied. It is kind of a gift and a curse.”
‘I think it was definitely inevitable’, says Akon on MJ’s death
Akon, who collaborated with Michael Jackson on the ‘Thriller 25’ album, responded to the claims that Jackson’s death was inevitable. Shedding light on the same, Akon asserted, “The way I view life, nothing happens without God’s permission. "And I believe that if it happened it was for a purpose of whatever God had assigned for that purpose to impact us the way it did for it to happen the way it happened.” He continued, “From that spiritual standpoint, I think it was definitely inevitable.”
Akon further explained, “Now if you’re looking at it from a reality standpoint, I think anything, in reality, can be prevented.” Speaking on the rumors surrounding Jackson’s death, Akon added, “If the rumors are true, then clearly there should’ve been people around him that could’ve advised him against it.”