Akon Plans To `Smack That' With Record-breaking Diamond Pendant07 April 2007
Akon Plans To `Smack That' With Record-breaking Diamond Pendant
Rapper Lil' Jon made history recently when his 12 pounds (5.4 kilograms), 73 carat Crunk Aint Dead piece earned him a place in the record books.
But Akon, who owns a diamond mine in his native Senegal, is hoping to trump his jewellery rival with a flashing pendant in the shape of Africa.
He tells Rolling Stone magazine, "I got this one piece that definitely will tear the whole game up; it covers my whole stomach.
"It's the continent of Africa and the diamonds actually light up... It's crazy.
"And the country where I'm from has a little lightbulb that constantly flashes. Mine weighs about 10-to-15 (pounds)... Once I show it off, I'm gonna auction it off and all the proceeds are going to go to my foundation."
And Akon insists he'll turn his back on the bling-bling game one he's made the record books with the elaborate piece.
He adds, "I'm kinda retiring from the jewellery thing, the whole bling-bling thing... By next year you're gonna see me with a simple watch, a simple necklace."
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