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Jay-Z Tops list of "Hip-Hop Cash Kings", Followed by Diddy and Akon

August 19, 2010 11:04 AM | Akon | Diddy | Jay Z | Comments (0)

Years ago when hip-hop hit the music scene, who would have thought a rapper could be making the type of money Jay-Z makes.  Jay-Z and Diddy top the list of the "Hip-Hop Cash Kings" list which estimates the earnings of the biggest hip-hop starts over the past year.


Akon Busted by for Lying About His Past

April 19, 2008 8:54 PM | Akon | Comments (0)

Is Akon a fraud?  According to Akon has lied about his so-called past criminal lifestyle.  Akon has claimed that he served 4 1/2 years in prison for various felonies, including running car theft operation.  However, he was convicted of one felony for gun possession which ended in a guilty plea with three years probation.


Michael Jackson Working on 25th Anniversary Edition of Thriller

October 19, 2007 12:48 PM | Akon | Kanye West | Michael Jackson | Pop | Comments (0)

The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has been working on his 25th anniversary edition of his "Thriller" album that will feature remixes of four tracks as CD extras.  The tracks that will be remixed are "Billie Jean," "The Girl Is Mine," "Wanna Be Starting Something" and "Pretty Young Thing."  Additionally, four tracks left off "Thriller" in 1983 will be included.  The remixes will include work by Kanye West, Akon, and Thriller 25" will be released by Sony.


Akon Investigated for Throwing a Kid off Stage

June 7, 2007 1:11 PM | Akon | R&B | Rap | Comments (0)

Akon is in getting some attention again for his onstage performances. Hey at least it keeps him in the news!  Akon is being investigated by the Fishkill, New York police after footage leaked onto the Internet showing him toss a young male into the crowd during a concert.  It seems it may be a stunt because no one really looked concerned in the video.  


Verizon Drops Akon For Simulated Sex Act During Concert

May 7, 2007 5:14 PM | Akon | R&B | Rap | Comments (1)

One bad decision can cost you a lot of money.  Verizon Wireless V Cast has dropped Akon in their commercials as a result of his simulated sex act onstage (see pics & video) with a 14 year old girl.  In a statement released by Verizon,   "This week the partnership ended. We have music services on our cell phone service and we were promoting him as one of the artists.


Akon In Trouble for Dancing with 14 Year Old on Stage

April 23, 2007 3:48 PM | Akon | R&B | Comments (13)

Akon is in some hot water.  The R&B singer pulled a 14 year old female on stage during a concert (in Port of Spain, Trinidad) and engaged in simulated sex acts with the girl. The father, Pastor Dave Alleyne of the Flaming Word Ministry of Chaguanas, of the girl is outraged and has called the act “atrocious” but refuses to lay total blame on Akon.  Needless to say the video has popped up all over the Internet. 


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