Akon Answers will.i.am's Criticism Over Michael Jackson's Posthumous Album

Akon Answers will.i.am's Criticism Over Michael Jackson's Posthumous Album

Insisting that the December 14 album helps to keep the late King of Pop's legacy alive, Akon said, 'I don't see anything disrespectful about it.'

R&B star Akon has hit back at will.i.am's criticism of the posthumous Michael Jackson album - he's convinced the upcoming record is keeping the King of Pop's "legacy alive". The "Smack That" hitmaker's collaboration with Jackson, "Hold My Hand", has been unveiled as the first single from Michael, which is set to hit shelves in December.

The Black Eyed Peas frontman - who also recorded with Jackson before his untimely death - admitted earlier this week he is furious about the project, insisting the "Thriller" legend would never want fans to hear his songs without his approval. But Akon "honestly disagrees" with the rapper's opinion, as he believes Jackson wanted his music to be enjoyed.

He tells TMZ.com, "I don't see anything disrespectful about it... these albums would have come out if (Jackson) was alive or dead so I think this helps to keep his legacy alive." The posthumous album also features tracks recorded with 50 Cent and Lenny Kravitz.

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    Nov 21, 2010

    I will tell why this Black Eye dude don't want MJ music out, because it will over shadow him, did anyone notice at the grammy awards 2010, when they were singing the earth song, and the cam was on wil iam he did even reaction as if he was jealous, or what ever lets get this over because only my music is great this dude is done, oh i am so bore. I any he to me is the disrespected one, can't stand hearing his music and so he get one record out that is good and now he is better than MJ. Wil iam better show respect for the King, because he will never come anywhere close to MJ. NEVER!

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