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Akon Urges Women to Consider Polygamy: ‘Men are Natural Breeders’

akon kidsMusic producer Akon has reignited the debate around polygamy, the practice of having multiple wives. Polygamy is illegal in the United States but is practiced quietly by a small number of Mormons and Muslim families.

Akon has never been shy about sharing his beliefs on the often frowned-upon practice. Years ago, he stated he’s able to have as many wives as he can afford. At last count he had five.

Most recently, the Senegalese-American producer revealed to a TMZ cameraman why polygamy is a natural occurrence:

“If America adopted that [polygamy] culture there would be less domestic disputes. The average guy in the world has a main girl and they got a side chick. And then they got a jumpoff. At the end of the day, as a male we are natural breeders by nature. We can’t even escape it if we wanted to. It’s what we do. Men are put on this earth to breed and the reason why God put multiple women on this earth is for that.”

He added:

“When looking at reproduction, there’s always going to be more reproducing than actual reproducers themselves. There’s more to it scientifically, but as humans, women need to take more time to understand men. If they can do that, I think things will work out better for us.”

Akon’s comments will undoubtedly stir up a debate on the sanctity of marriage and how we respect the conflicting norms of other cultures.

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22 thoughts on “Akon Urges Women to Consider Polygamy: ‘Men are Natural Breeders’

  1. Annette Scott says:

    He would say something like that. He is a perfect example of why NOT to procreate.

  2. Peace Warden says:

    it is so amazing that when you are stuck in a culture that is not AFRICAN you will always side with the culture that is not working in your best interest as a woman why is that?

  3. These americanized, european indictronated negroes are soooo far removed from their Culture that they despise it when its mentioned and/or presented.
    Akon's explanation of a NATURAL way of Life and stability for the African practiced since the Dawn of Time, was crass and intellectually lacking in substance.

  4. Self-serving POS men of all races will try to manipulate and use women. It's up to us to be smart enough to refuse to settle for what little they have to offer us, and look for men smart enough to treat us with respect and equality.

  5. Bunmi Adekunle says:

    I think it's what they do in Senegal and most African Countries, because in Nigeria, Some Men marry more than one wife as long as they can care for them but for those that didn't do it, they are following their religious belief of ONE MAN ONE WOMAN…….. I am a Nigerian and I am married to one woman but I do not dispute another man's opinion or cultural believes.

  6. Jason Green says:

    well in nature you do always see one male and multiple females..it produces more offspring which nature is trying to do.

  7. Hes right…there should b atleast 10 hoes for every man

  8. In all due respect, you guys are attacking a man for a practice that was used by his father, grand father, great grand uncles, cousins, village and culture. As well as the old testament. Just say "maybe in your culture, but not in America". But that does not make the man a moron. He's right about one thing. Women have always out-numbered men. Also a woman goes through menopause; A man can breed until death. Just food for thought.

  9. Sandra Dow says:

    Shaniqua and others won't be part of a poyigamist arrangement; we are not breeders.

  10. This is why I don't date Nigerian or Senegalese African men… o_0 #Delusional

  11. Stallyon ThoroughBred G says:

    Hoes? Really? Hopefully you you do not have any children….How would you feel if man looked up on your mother sisters or daughters hoes? Smh….You da worst kind…Hopefully"Women" are smart enough not to procreate with your kind….RIDICULOUS

  12. David Alford says:

    I agree with Akon. A man or woman can have ss many partners as they can afford. If a man only wants one woman then that his prefernce not my own. As long as the relationship is not force go for it. I think women prefer for a man that can handle multiple women to do it instead of men who cannot. All lot men cant handle multiple women

  13. If you can afford that lifestyle then do it but know that the women also have to work and cannot sit at home and have the man do all the work. For you women and men who disagree with it, WHO ARE YOU TO SAY ANOTHER HUMANS BELIEFS ARE INCORRECT! If you all look at how Polygamy was started you all would npt complain. Yes some "boys" would abuse this privilege because they are immature but not men. I say boy because a man would limit himself and look at his families needs not his own wants. A wife is to be treasured si is a husband therefore in a polygamist relationship the ideas should remain the same yet it just involves a bigger party.

  14. Hmmm…
    Breeding? Sounds like cattle or dogs.
    I think that polygyny can and does work if:
    1. Everyone in the relationship knows what's going on. Nothing done in the dark.

    2. There is respect for each person in the relationship.

    3. Everyone works as a team.

    Just my opinion.

  15. Hmmm…
    Breeding? Sounds like cattle or dogs.
    I think that polygyny can and does work if:
    1. Everyone in the relationship knows what's going on. Nothing done in the dark.

    2. There is respect for each person in the relationship.

    3. Everyone works as a team.

    Just my opinion.

  16. I also think that grown people should have the right to choose what kind of relationship they want to be in. If all involved are in agreement and are ok with it then cool.

  17. I also think that grown people should have the right to choose what kind of relationship they want to be in. If all involved are in agreement and are ok with it then cool.

  18. DreamGyrl360 says:

    Polygyny is for consenting adults and it should be ALLOWED for THAT reason alone.
    The laws AGAINST it are not stopping people from making the choice to live in that fashion.
    Making it illegal causes people to not be able to seek help when they are being misused or abused.
    If you don't want it for your life, don't do it. But heavens, don't try to stop those that are happy to do it.
    No one's dumb, stupid or weak. These are life's choices and WE ARE MAKING THEM. Live your life for you and we will live our lives for US and people will be happy.

  19. DreamGyrl360 says:

    Polygyny is for consenting adults and it should be ALLOWED for THAT reason alone.
    The laws AGAINST it are not stopping people from making the choice to live in that fashion.
    Making it illegal causes people to not be able to seek help when they are being misused or abused.
    If you don't want it for your life, don't do it. But heavens, don't try to stop those that are happy to do it.
    No one's dumb, stupid or weak. These are life's choices and WE ARE MAKING THEM. Live your life for you and we will live our lives for US and people will be happy.

  20. TondaleaYah Rashid says:

    Not that I'm for polygamy; But if people support "same sex marriage" then why not multiple marriage? The LGBT community has change the definition of marriage in several states. The door is now open for polygamy. #ijs

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