Akon has claimed that he would be willing to work with Chris Brown in the future.

Brown has been mired in controversy since stories in the press alleged he physically assaulted his girlfriend Rihanna.

However, the R&B star and record producer said he had no intention of making Brown an outcast because of the development.

"I wouldn't take anybody's personal issues or problems - I won't hold them accountable for that when it comes to work," he told the Associated Press. "I think it's two separate things."

He added that it would be unfair if the young singer's career was jeopardised as a result of the incident, which took place in Los Angeles on February 8th.

"At the end of the day, what Rihanna and Chris went through is nothing different than what couples go through every day," he said.

It recently emerged that Brown will not be attending this month's Kids' Choice Awards.

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