Akon

Akon Told People He was an African Prince — Say What!
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...
Akon Signs ‘Male Version of Gaga’ — Say What!
Akon has just signed the next big thing. He's a lot like the last big thing, literally, kind of. "I just signed a kid named Jeffree Star. He will be the next biggest thing," Akon explained. "To me he's like the male version of Gaga in the aspect of you have to se…
Akon Dropped From Concert Line-Up in Australia
Akon has once again been banned from performing overseas, and this time it's at the upcoming Summerbeatz 2010 concert at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Akon was just recently added to the line-up but was swiftly taken off, after the venue's management, Melbourne and Olympics …
Akon Shares ‘Akonic’ With Music Tastemakers in NYC
Last night, Universal Motown Records held a private listening session in New York City for Akon's new album, 'Akonic.' Held in the swanky restaurant MPD in Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District, music industry players including SRC Records CEO Steve Rifkind, Universal Records E…
Akon Sued By Belgian Promoters for Missed Concert
Akon is facing a $250,000 lawsuit after bailing on a performance in Belgium last October.
Lawyers for the Lofraco Belgium promotion agency claim that Akon pulled out of a performance just eight days before show time, citing "scheduling conflicts" for the last minute cancellation...
Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings List … Again
It's no secret that Jay-Z has some serious cash flow, but Forbes magazine has confirmed just how much dough he's got to blow. The finance publication just published its annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, ranking Jigga man as the top-earning artist of 2010 alongside Sean 'Diddy' Comb…
Michael Jackson’s Posthumous Album Coming in November
Sony Music is gearing up to release the first Michael Jackson posthumous music collection in November.
Rolling Stone confirms that the label will debut a collection of 10 previously unreleased tracks from Jackson's vault. A rep for the Jackson estate revealed that the late pop star left behind over 1…
Murder Trial Begins for Slain Atlanta Rapper Dolla
A trial for the May 2009 murder of Atlanta rapper Dolla -- real name Roderick Anthony Burton II -- began in Los Angeles earlier this week. The Konvict Muzik signee had earned himself a reputation as Akon's protege, before he was suddenly gunned down in a upscale Los Angeles mall...

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