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This time, Akon let the world in on a big secret — he and the King of Pop were planning to open music-focused schools in Africa ahead of his untimely death in 2009. That’s right, the Senegal native and Michael Jackson had big dreams of collaborating in a huge way to bless students on the continent.
His Friendship With The King of Pop
“Mike was just an amazing person man, I wish people had a chance to understand and really experience the person the way I did,” said Akon during an interview with HipHopDX, opening up about their friendship.
“We had like a good two years together where we just hung out practically four, five times a week, right? Real conversations and he would shock you, the kind of shit that he like, the kind of shit he would say,” he shared exclusively with the outlet.
MJ’s Passion For Helping Others
One thing in particular that Akon noticed about the “Thriller” crooner was his desire to help children across the world due to the fact that he never really experienced a childhood himself, having risen to stardom by the tender age of eight.