Rapper Akon has confessed he practices polygamy. He made the revelation casually on a radio show, but has now been banned from talking about his three wives by execs at his record label who fear a backlash against him.
"I'm a polygamist," Akon said. "I can afford to have as many wives as I can afford to have. All Africans believe in it. My dad has four wives."
The rapper insisted that under the teachings of the Koran he must treat all his wives equally.
He tells AllHipHop.com that his label doesn't want him to talk about his home life. "I gave them the word to where I won't promote it too much - to where it won't be a topic - to where it starts getting tainted into situations."
"Unfortunately, this is the world we live in, people do judge you by your beliefs and how you think. It's a free country, but it's really not free."