Akon to NFL: Banning the N Word Gives it Too Much Power

Updated: March 12, 2014

“I think it gives the word too much power,” Akon told Larry King on Ora.TV’s “Larry King Now.”

Akon also felt that by banning the word, more people would want to use it even more.

“It’s only gonna put it more forward,” the R&B hip-hop artist said. “When you tell people not to do things they do it even more.”

Akon said that the N-word “doesn’t offend me” and he uses the N-word “loosely, in a basic normal conversation.” He “never looked at it as a word of insult” growing up.

Watch Akon’s full explanation here:


Akon’s interview on “Larry King Live” airs on
Thursday, March 13th on Ora.tv and Hulu.com


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