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Dirtbag59 04-17-2008 06:57 PM

Akon's Con Job
 
Unbelievable article about how Akon has been lying about his past all for the sake of selling more records.

[URL]http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0416081akon1.html?link=rssfeed[/URL]
[B][B]Akon's Con Job[/B][/B]

[B]The platinum-selling R&B artist has fabricated a past as ringleader of a "notorious" car theft ring who spent 4 1/2 years in jail. [/B]

[IMG]http://www.thesmokinggun.com/graphics/art4/akonjobforjoe1.jpg[/IMG]
APRIL 16--In the hip-hop world, a performer's street cred can often be gauged by the number of entries on their rap sheet, the time they have spent behind bars, or the gritty details of their illicit escapades.
By any of those metrics, the chart-topping R&B singer Akon appears to have compiled an exemplary outlaw resume, one brimming with scrapes from a hard knock life.

As recounted in scores of interviews since his first album, the platinum-selling "Trouble," debuted in 2004, Akon was incarcerated for a total of four-and-a-half years, including a long stretch for his role as the "ringleader of a notorious car theft operation." Akon's gang specialized in boosting Porsches, Lamborghinis, and Mercedeses, he owned four chop shops catering to "celebrities and drug dealers," and he frequently escaped from cops in high-speed pursuits. His criminal empire collapsed, though, after underlings--who "felt like they deserved more than they were getting"--cut deals and ratted him out to law enforcement. As a result of that betrayal, Akon spent the next three years in a Georgia prison. While inside, the 150-pound inmate "fought almost every day for two years," in the process becoming a "champion" who prevailed over both big and small inmates because, "I knew where to hit you to knock you out, so I didn't fear you."

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SmootSmack 04-17-2008 07:15 PM

Re: Akon's Con Job
 
Akon, Vanilla Ice on Line 1

DynamiteRave 04-17-2008 07:32 PM

Re: Akon's Con Job
 
Akon has done some questionable stuff.

Anyone hear/see about when he threw that kid off of the stage? Literally picked him up and threw him. He looked like he was about 14 or 15. But couldn't have weighed more than 140 or so.

Oh and then the video of him dry humping the 14/15 year old girl? Who apparently sneaked into an 18+ concert.

I dunno.. I'm sitting on the fence about him right now.

Mattyk 04-17-2008 08:31 PM

Re: Akon's Con Job
 
I don't even know who this loser is.

saden1 04-18-2008 10:21 AM

Re: Akon's Con Job
 
What a dumb mofo, he's proud of being a criminal and even worse he made it all up. We can only hope that he'll earn his "creds" someday.

onlydarksets 04-18-2008 11:08 AM

Re: Akon's Con Job
 
Props to the WP reporter for being the only one to say his past sounded fishy.


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