Akon is convinced Lady GaGa has scared all her music rivals into copying her sound - insisting Christina Aguilera is "trying to do the exact same thing musically".
The R&B singer takes the credit for discovering Gaga after he signed her to his KonLive label at Interscope Records in 2007 when she was dropped by another of the company's imprints.
The Poker Face hitmaker went on to become an international music sensation, and Akon is convinced her popularity is having an effect on other pop stars who are trying to compete.
Akon admits he's listened to Aguilera's upcoming album, Bionic, and he's convinced the Dirrty hitmaker is doing herself a disservice by trying to mimic Gaga's inimitable style.
He tells Details magazine, "Christina shouldn't have anything to prove or anyone to compete with. I miss the old Christina Aguilera. I like the old one better than the new one. Honestly, Gaga and Christina could probably get together and do something that's amazing. But that's impossible if they are both trying to do the same exact thing musically.
"(Aguilera is) not even any competition. You are actually giving Christina too much credit. She always had her cool little look and way about how she went about things. But soon as Gaga came out, everything switched up. Christina stepped out of her own shell to become something different. And the crazy thing is Christina is really talented.
"I think sometimes she gets insecure because of all of the success Gaga has had, not realising that she was already successful before Gaga came out."