R&B superstar Akon has set his sights on a duet with U2 - joking he'll go as far as kidnapping frontman Bono to ensure the rocker sings on his next album.
The Smack That hitmaker is renowned for teaming up with top talent and has previously worked with Lady Gaga, Whitney Houston and Quincy Jones. His duet with the late Michael Jackson, Hold My Hand, has been announced as the first single from the tragic Thriller superstar's upcoming posthumous album.
But Akon still has a list of dream collaborators - and Irish rockers U2 are his top priority.
He tells America's OK! magazine, “U2 is the only one I haven’t collaborated with. That’s my next goal. I will kidnap Bono. Trust me! I will hold him hostage for his vocals.”