R&B star Akon has suggested that African-Americans living in the US should move back to Africa following George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
The Smack That hitmaker, who was born in Senegal, west Africa, took to his Instagram page after the trial in which Zimmerman was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter by a jury of six women in Sanford, Florida.
Posting a screen grab of the live broadcast of the trial he wrote: “Every African-American in the United States needs to move their money, family, knowledge back to Africa were you will be treated like the royalty you are.
“You don’t deserve this treatment. This is not your country.”
The 40-year-old star is among a number of stars who reacted to the acquittal of the teenager’s killer after jurors accepted his claim that he shot Trayvon in self-defence.