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Akon Has Some Advice For Dr. Luke

During an interview with TMZ.com at Los Angeles' LAX airport on Monday (29 March 16), the outspoken singer-songwriter offered some wise words to both parties.The R&B star, who worked with Dr. Luke on rapper Flo...

Akon's Solar Project Expanding Into Latin America

The Locked Up star has been working on providing solar power to Africans living in rural areas, through his Akon Lighting Africa company, which he co-founded in 2013. He has also launched a...

Akon Releasing New Albums Via App

The singer has put together four new records, marking his first new material in seven years, and he has now revealed he is shunning traditional sales methods by giving his music away for...

Akon Facing Another Lawsuit Over Home Construction

Bosses at Capital Floors LLC claim the invoice for installing floors in the Locked Up hitmaker's mansion was due to be paid on 23 June (15), but they have yet to receive the...

Akon Ordered To Pay Up Over Repossessed Car

Bosses at Manhattan Leasing Enterprises sued the Locked Up hitmaker last year (14), claiming he owed $250,000 (£156,250) in payments and damages for a 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia he leased in 2011....

Another Contractor Sues Akon For Home Renovation Cash

Capital Floors executives claim the Locked Up star owes them thousands for work on singer's floors, and they've filed a $15,000 (GBP9,400) lien against his home. The contractor admits Akon has paid...

Akon Raising Funds For African Lighting Initiative

The Locked Up hitmaker has been working on providing solar power to those living in rural areas, through his Akon Lighting Africa company, which he co-founded in 2013, and now he's set to...

Pitbull To Be Called To Testify In Lawsuit Against Akon - Report

The Lonely singer was slapped with legal action from Arab musician Tamer Hosny last year (14), amid claims Akon had reneged on a $300,000 (£187,500) deal for the hitmaking pair to appear in...

Snoop Blasts Caitlyn Jenner

Snoop Dogg has branded Caitlyn Jenner a ''science project''.The 42-year-old rapper lashed out about the former Olympian - who was known as Bruce Jenner before her transition - and insisted she isn't worthy of being...

Akon Launching Solar Academy In Mali

The Locked Up hitmaker has been working on providing solar power to those living in rural areas through his Akon Lighting Africa company, which he co-founded in 2013, and now he has unveiled...

Akon's Kuwait Gig Cancelled

The Smack That hitmaker was forced to cancel the show after local officials in the conservative Muslim country reportedly voiced objections about the content of his songs. Member of Parliament Humood Al...

Akon Owes Contractor Thousands Of Dollars - Report

R&B star Akon allegedly owes a contractor more than $35,000 (£21,000) for work to his mansion.The star is currently upgrading his home in Georgia, but staff at Durable Steel Structures have filed a lien against...

Akon Releasing First Album In Seven Years

Rapper Akon is ending his seven-year hiatus from recording music by releasing a five-disc album.The Smack That hitmaker will release Stadium later this year (15) and is currently streaming one song from each album for...

Akon To Release Five Albums

Akon will release five albums this year.The 'Lonely' hitmaker has announced plans for a multi-genre project, entitled 'Stadium', which will be comprised of a number of LPs, each in a different style, released over the...

Instagram's Own Account Worst Hit By 'Insta Rapture', But Which Celebrity Accounts Have Lost The Most Followers?

The photo sharing site Instagram has decided to remove millions of profiles which were believed to be posting spam. The website's action, dubbed the 'Instagram rapture', has left a number of legitimate users disgruntled at...

Akon Sued By Former Attorneys

R&B star Akon is facing court action from his former attorneys over unpaid legal fees.The singer hired lawyers at Davis and Winston in Beverly Hills, California to represent him in a 2012 breach of contract...

Akon Facing Car Repossession

R&B star Akon runs the risk of losing the keys to his luxury sportscar after allegedly falling behind on lease payments.Auto finance bosses claim the Smack That hitmaker owes $250,000 (£147,059) for the 2010 Ferrari...

Singing St. Louis' Praises: Budweiser Made In America Hit Missouri In Their Music Documentary Expose

The ever overlooked St. Louis, Missouri is our next stop for the Budweiser Made in America documentary series, and an appropriate point ahead of Jay Z's music festival.Almost every major city in the United States...

Justin Bieber And Chris Brown Record New Duet

Justin Bieber and Chris Brown are recording a song together.The 20-year-old teen heartthrob hit the studio with the R&B star over the weekend and teased fans about their collaboration with a series of candid snapshots...

Akon: 'I Cashed Out My Shares In Lady Gaga's Record Deal'

R&B star Akon is no longer involved with Lady Gaga's career after helping to give the singer her big break, revealing he "cashed out" before her fame started to wane.The Smack That hitmaker has been...

Akon: Gaga's Career Is On The Decline

Akon claims his record label cut ties with Lady Gaga because her career is on the decline. The 'Senegalese' hitmaker, who initially signed Gaga to his Kon Live Distribution record label under Interscope in 2007,...

Akon Aiming To Provide Electricity To A Million African Households

R&B star Akon has launched an ambitious environmental project in Africa to provide electricity to one million households by the end of the year (14).The Smack That hitmaker has teamed up with charity officials and...

R&b Star Akon Hit With $125,000 Lawsuit

R&B star Akon has been slapped with a $125,000 (£78,125) lawsuit by Australian entrepreneur Patrick Grove for allegedly cancelling his performance at a private party.The Smack That hitmaker was reportedly scheduled to hit the stage...

Chris Brown And Drake Hug And End Their Feud

Chris Brown and Drake have ended their ongoing feud with a hug.The two musicians buried the hatchet by embracing at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas on Friday (21.09.13) following their furious bottle-throwing brawl...

Jordana Brewster Plans American Heist

Jordana Brewster and Adrien Brody will star in 'American Heist'.The 'Fast & Furious 6' beauty and 'King Kong' actor have joined the cast of the upcoming action movie alongside star-and-producer Hayden Christensen, according to TheWrap.com.As...

Akon Ordered To Pay Child Support

A judge has ordered R&B star Akon to hand over $5,000 (£3,200) in monthly child support payments for two of his kids.The Smack That hitmaker filed documents last September (12) asking to be legally recognised...

Jennifer Lopez And Chris Brown To Perform At Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Ed Sheeran will perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Other artists set to play at the annual music event, which will take place at...

Snoop Lion: Miley Collaboration Was Natural

Snoop Lion felt it was natural for him to collaborate with Miley Cyrus.The gangster-rapper-turned-reggae artist claims he has much in common with the former Disney child star of 'Hannah Montana', leading to their collaboration, 'Ashtrays...

Akon Enjoyed Secret Cinema Trip With Michael Jackson

R&B singer Akon once acted as a distraction for fans during a trip to a movie theatre with Michael Jackson because nobody recognised the King of Pop in his disguise.The Smack That hitmaker collaborated with...

Akon Sued By Concert Employee

Akon has been hit with a lawsuit from a concert worker who alleges he was left physically disabled after the R&B singer jumped on top of him at a gig.Matthew Graham claims he sustained permanent...

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