Akon says Beyoncé and Jay Z's marriage is all about business

Aug 6, 2014 at 6:13 p.m. ET
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As rumors swirl around the solidity of power couple Beyoncé and Jay Z's union, fellow musician, Akon, makes a bold statement about their marriage.

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When Akon was approached by TMZ reporters earlier this week, he offered his personal observation, which implied the Bey Z relationship is more about the Benjamins than good old-fashioned love.

"Their relationship has been more of a business to the outside world than an actual relationship," the "Smack That" singer said to TMZ.

Akon also made a valid point, saying that when two prominent figures become involved with each other, then it's only natural that they open themselves up to the scrutiny of the general public. "If you become a public figure and you have a relationship, your relationship also becomes public," he said. "So if you don't open up to the public, they will naturally speculate."

In the case of Beyoncé and Jay Z's relationship, Akon's theory certainly rings true. In 2014 alone, rumors about infidelity and divorce have run rampant about Bey Z, as the two refuse to address any of the gossip head on. Though the couple is currently on tour together, the media is convinced they are heading for splitsville. Beyoncé added fuel to the flames last month when she changed lyrics to a song about infidelity while on the stage, and she seemed to direct the ditty at her hubby. However, the "Irreplaceable" songstress is consistently posting happy family photos on Instagram, which include Jay and their daughter, Blue Ivy, which only serve to add to confusion about the status of their marriage.

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If Beyoncé and Jay Z don't want the public to speculate about their relationship, then they might want to take Akon's advice and be a little bit more forthcoming. However, judging by the conflicting information given by Beyoncé, as well as the complete absence of facts, it's quite possible that speculation and talk is exactly what this so-called corporate couple wants.

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