Akon encourages Jay Z and Beyoncé to be honest about their marriage

By Jorie Goins,

Jay Z and Beyoncé are rumored to already have a staff of marriage counselors accompanying them on tour, but perhaps they'll appreciate some advice from another source--fellow musician Akon.

The 41-year-old "Smack That" singer recently suggested that Beyoncé and Jay Z should be more transparent about their marriage to avoid more drama.

"Their relationship has been more of a business to the outside world than an actual relationship," he said in a video interview with TMZ.

Akon hypothesized that Jay Z and Beyoncé being so staunchly private about their relationship is what has led to the perception that their relationship is "more corporate," and that the more the two try to keep their relationship under wraps the more people will speculate. Akon stated that he believes that it is impossible to have a truly private life when you are in the public eye. "We signed up for this. This is the life we can't run from," he said.

Reports have abounded that Beyoncé and Jay Z's relationship has always been business oriented but the two have done their best to keep up appearances. Regardless of what the truth is, Akon is optimistic about the impact that this trying period will have on Jay Z and Beyoncé as artists.

"What they're going through is [going to] make great music, it's going to make better music," he said.

Video Courtesy of TMZ

Photo Courtesy of:Jennifer Graylock/INFphoto.com

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