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Singer Akon Reportedly Practices Polygamy! So, How Many Wives Does He Have?

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In the mid-2000s, singer Akon made headlines after sitting down with Angie Martinez on her radio show to discuss his personal life and beliefs. He confessed to practicing polygamy, meaning the individual believes in having more than one wife or husband. 

“I’m a polygamist,” he told the radio host. “I can afford to have as many wives as I can afford to have. All Africans believe in it. My dad has four wives.”

However, the artist revealed that he started receiving backlash from the comment, telling AllHipHop.com, “It started affecting other people that had nothing to do with us. Because of that, (the label) said they don’t want me to promote that aspect, and I can’t talk about that too much because it’s destroying other people’s families and other things.”