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Akon

Jay Z & Beyonce's Marriage

Feels 'Corporate'

8/5/2014 3:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Jay Z and Beyonce might be crazy in love or they might be headed for a split, but R&B star Akon says the fact they have always kept their relationship private is what has led to so much speculation.

Akon was in D.C. Monday and was super open to our photog about celebrity relationships ... particularly Jay and Bey. What he says is really interesting.

Akon feels the mega-couple always presented their relationship to the public as more of a business than a real relationship. He says famous people need to be open with their fans about their relationships or else they invite the kind of rumors that have dogged Jay Z and Beyonce lately.

It's an honest and refreshing take from one of the biggest names in music. Check it out.

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Rigby    

Lmao soooo.? Is he there knew rep? Sit down.

58 days ago
17.

Joao    

Who's one of the biggest names in music? If you mean that guy, couldn't tell you anything he does--by the same token I couldn't tell you anything about 99% of the manufactured, over-hyped, overly produced, Photoshop, autotuned, no-talent, "biggest names" in the defunct American popular music industry.

58 days ago
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Edddie Nash    

Good to see Akon take a break from dry humping Tara Reid on stage to give us this scintillating commentary.

58 days ago
19.

Roscoe    

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58 days ago
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phil    

I could only listen to that idiot ramble for part of that video.

58 days ago
21.

Roscoe    

Why would I want to hear about marriage from someone who has multiple wives?

58 days ago
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Glory Bee    

I'm really hoping this marriage, this family, remains intact. Couldn't. Care. Less. who they are. There's only 2 people in a couple...that's why it's called a couple. The amount of disclosure is entirely their call. Akon is completely inappropriate in this matter.

58 days ago
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cece2086    

But when they start putting all their business out there then everybody will start calling them fake. FOH.

58 days ago
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AndNoneForGretchenWieners    

Biggest names in music?? No

58 days ago
25.

kitnplayn    

What a stupid thing to say. Entertainers have no obligation to report anything about their personal lives to the public. Their only obligation to the public is their Art. Why don't you go and dog some accountants and librarians and follow them around with your cheap paparazzi.

58 days ago
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luvprue1    

He's right. By being real secretive and private, it makes people think you have something to hide, which leads to people snooping into your personal business. However if you expose your faults, or your imperfections. People/media is less likely to look at what your hidding.

58 days ago
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luvprue1    

I always look at Jay-Z and Beyonce marriage like I look at Tom and Katie's marriage. . Iike it's a business arrangements to promote their brand.

58 days ago
28.

T    

If you fight in public they say you have marriage problems. If you keep things private they say you're hiding marriage problems. If you do***ent your marriage and relationships in public and on tv they call you money hungry and a whore.

58 days ago
29.

tooshy20    

He has a good point though!

58 days ago
30.

Jose    

They shouldn't have to do anything. It's THEIR relationship. Just the two of them, not the whole world. Their business should be their business as it has been all of these years. People just hate when they see others doing better than them and it's sad.

58 days ago
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