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Akon Told People He was an African Prince — Say What!

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In High School, Akon used to tell people he was an African prince. “When I was 17, I thought I was the flyest thing on the planet. Of course, I still had my African roots so I would wear dashikis that kinda matched my jeans,” the singer told MTV. “I think I was a young hustler at that time. I told everybody, ‘I’m a prince!’…I would play off that, because when ‘Coming to America’ came out years ago, it felt like that was the thing to do. That was my thing in high school.” Then later, he pretended to be an ex-convict and recorded a song called “locked up.” [MTV]

Detroit Piston Charlie Villanueva said that fellow NBA star Kevin Garnett called him a cancer patient during a recent game, and now he wants to fight him. “KG talks alot of crap, he’s prob never been in a fight, I would love to get in a ring with him, I will expose him,” tweeted Villanueva. “KG called me a cancer patient, I’m pissed because, u know how many people died from cancer, and he’s tossing it like it’s a joke.” Not sure this is the best tactic here, Charlie. [CV31]

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