Akon On Jay Z, Beyonce Marriage: It Feels "Corporate"

Jay Z and Beyonce rumors "could become detrimental for their relationship," says Akon.

While speculation has surrounded Jay Z and Beyonce all year, Akon says the duo could be in trouble. 

"This could become detrimental for their relationship if they ain't strong enough to keep it together," Akon says in an interview with TMZ.

Akon explains why he believes they are having issues in the public eye.

"Their relationship has been more of a business to the outside world than an actual relationship," he says. "Now, to them, it may be a relationship, but it was presented to the world and it feels more corporate...Let me just speak for myself. I don't want to speak for everyone else. I'm just saying, how it may look from the outside coming in. They were trying to keep that relationship out of the public. When you a person of interest in the public, it's almost impossible to do it without speculation. 

"If you become a public figure and you have a relationship, your relationship also becomes public," he adds. "So, if you don't open up to the public and let people understand what this is, they will naturally speculate. Those speculations are gonna be completely opposite or completely wrong of what could really be happening. Now, you gotta answer or reply to what you shouldn't have had to in the first place. It's truly no one's business. But, it becomes a business of the public when you're a person of public interest. It's a matter of them saying, 'How do we go about moving forward?'" 

Despite causing a rift in their relationship, Akon believes speculation surrounding their marriage could lead to better music. "What they're going through is going to make great music, better music," he says. "Now, they have more content to think about." 

This year, Beyonce and Jay Z have had to handle a lot of speculation surrounding their marriage. In July, many believed Beyonce changed the lyrics to "Resentment" to address rumors of infidelity in their marriage. Radio host Star also said he believed Jay Z was asking Beyonce to "kick rocks" and that he was "regulating" her. Earlier this year, the couple faced much speculation after a video was released which featured Solange, Beyonce's sister, assaulting Jay Z

The couple has also had several positive news items this year. They are currently on their On The Run tour. The Tour is on pace to become the second most successful tour of all time based on gross revenue per show, according to Forbes. Beyonce appeared at #1 and Jay Z at #6 on this year's Forbes' Celebrity 100 list

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  • Big Bad Barrio 18, E'z up to the homies!

    It's only a matter of time before these 2 overrated people get divorced.

  • whitewashed

    And y'all thought DX didn't cover any rumors surrounding Jay and Bey's marriage. I hope this article calmed and/or whet your thirsty, speculative appetites. Now shut the fuck up already.

  • Anonymous

    It's all publicity for the tour cuz they not selling tickets

  • Anonymous

    People who don't have lives on their own comment about other people's lives. It's the nature of being a nothing. You have nothing going on of value in your life, so you speculate, spread rumors about others....

    • Anonymous

      and what about other people speculating on the lives of the people commenting on this website ?? fuckin queer

  • Anonymous

    yooooooo I haven't heard of Akon in a while Good to see he's still alive

  • sigh

    sad day for hiphopdx ... gossip trash reporting ..... hiphopdx posting TMZ articles .... sigh

    • Anonymous

      But isn't that what motherfuckers wanted in the first damn place? LOL I don't get people and their fickle asses.

  • Anonymous

    of course their relationship is "corporate" how such a hot gal like beyonce can even let a frankenstin-lookin-like-mothafucka touches her ? it was only a matter of time before she realizes beside what thing she had to wake up every morning for the rest of her life

    • Anonymous

      Beyonc without makeup probably looks Predator to Jay Z. Just say both of them have grown tired of each other, and are riding out the business end before they go public with their divorce.


      Awww him feelings hurt. When you're done crying that river, kill yourself.


      "I made a statement based on your lack of knowledge in regards to the basic institution of marriage" ok now you act like you were appointed to defend the institution of marriage. who are you oprah ? if my comment was so nescient to you why replying to it ? just because you have no life you salty piece of shit dig a hole and bury yourself fuckface this is my last reply and as your people say in your lingo "toodaloo fucker"


      I didn't stand up for anybody you shitbag, bitchmade faggot. I made a statement based on your lack of knowledge in regards to the basic institution of marriage. Now, find some traffic and play in it, bitch.


      I truly hope you stand up for the people you care as much as you do for some celebrities you never met you having no life mothafucka


      I feel bad for your mother, knowing she gave birth to such a superficial fuck. The common sense part of you must've got left as a stain if the front of your fathers drawers

  • Anonymous

    completely agree. there marriage is a business deal, she wasn't even pregnant, you really think she would let Jay cum inside her lol. check the photos of her baby bump lol.

  • Anonymous

    No shit? Akon had his moments but talk about master of the fucking obvious...

  • Har-magedon, G.O.D.

    Their marriage, their personal business. Anyone offering their opinions/takes blah blah has got too much fucking time on their hands or broke. Good luck to them.

  • Harlem's Reckoning

    The relationship becomes endangered when they start caring about the opinions of others (Akon, really?). Anyone who's been married already knows that marriage is the hardest thing you'll ever do in your life. There's no perfecting it, only working on it. They said the same about Will and Jada. Even tho they damn near didn't make it. Good luck to them.

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