Akon To Burn MJ Recordings?
He famously defended his decision to release posthumous Michael Jackson material, but now, it appears Akon has had a change of heart and has sensationally admitted that he’s considered burning the tapes of the late great entertainer!
Akon, whose duet with the legendary hit-maker ‘Hold My Hand’ is set to become the first single from Jacko’s upcoming album ‘Michael’, has said he doesn’t want to hang on to any of the unfinished recordings they worked on together in case he is tempted to re-release them.
He tells MTV.com, "Me and Mike worked on a lot of concepts before he passed. Hold My Hand was one of the records that was actually fully complete - the rest of the records are incomplete.
"They're just ideas, concepts, harmonies and stuff like that which the world will probably never see because I wouldn't want to put it out unfinished - so I might just burn it after this interview, 'cos I might just get tempted to do a remix!
"I know at the end of the day if it wasn't fully complete, I don't think he would see it released that way. I probably wouldn't ever put myself in a position to make that choice."
Two weeks ago, Akon was embroiled in a war of words with Will.I.Am over the decision to release MJ’s unfinished tracks, with the Black Eyed Peas rapper saying it's “disrespectful” to release previously unheard tracks from the King of Pop.
Akon hit back by telling TMZ: “I don't see anything disrespectful about it…
These records would have come out whether he was alive or dead, so I think this actually to helps keep his legacy alive.”
What do you think? Is Akon right to burn MJ’s unfinished tracks? Let us know by commenting below !
Don’t miss Jacko’s new album ‘Michael’ when it drops on December 14!
Until then, check out what Akon has to say in the interview below…