Akon Makes Ladies Close Their Ears: "Women Aren't Built To Mate W/ More Than 1 Party - Men Are" [Video]
... he claims he's the father of two minor sons born in 2008 and 2009. In the docs, Akon
asks the court to grant him joint legal custody of the little tykes, allow him to be involved in all major decisions and most importantly to establish ... [ read more ]
Akon Doesn't Believe Monogamy Is Realistic
caught up with TMZ the other day and decided to dish out his thoughts on monogamy. Explaining that he believes that it's an unrealistic concept and that America should attempt to adapt to polygamy, simply because having one women doesn't come natural to a man and the average man tends to have multiple women anyways. "I think if America adapted that culture there would be less domestic disputes," said Akon
. "The average guy in the world has a main chick, then they got a side chick, and then they got a jump off. At the end of the day as a male, we're natural breeders by nature. We can't even escape it if we wanted to." Later breaking down the scientifics of it, he told how women should try to further understand men. Basically expressing that men just can't help it. Watch the video here. Akon
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Watch: Akon 'So Blue' | Prefix
... Tweet The days when Akon
was the man in pop are long gone, as he was a stage security guard and a "Sir, get off the stage, please." away from perhaps being music's biggest artist for the long run. But, things happen for a reason, and a comeback to the top is never inevitable. Today, Akon
released the visual for his new release "So Blue," which appears the pop artist is getting the vibes back to his hit-making days. To watch the clip, check it out below. Previous · Sponsored Content Watch: Akon
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The real name of Akon is Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam. He spent his childhood in Senegal, the home country of his father.
His father was a percussionist and taught him to play several instruments, including the djembe.
Akon played basketball in high school, and he was good, averaging 25 points per game his senior year. He earned a full athletic scholarship to Georgia Tech, but couldn't take advantage of it after a random locker search turned up guns, knives and test answers. Akon was expelled from school and banned from competing in NCAA Division I Basketball.
Akon was introduced to the music industry while in high school by the then unknown Wyclef Jean. In an interview for VH1 he described the experience: "I used to work at a barber shop in Newark and Clef used to come get his hair cut. At the time he didn't have a deal. We used to go in my basement outside of Newark and just create music. I was one of the original members of the Refugee Camp."
Akon can definitely be called a pop star collaborator. As a songwriter, producer or performer, he has worked with Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Quincy Jones, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and many others. Some of his more popular projects include Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape
," Lady Gaga's "Just Dance
," and David Guetta's "Sexy Bitch
At the age of 18, Akon was arrested and put in jail for being part of a car theft ring. It was during his time in jail that he realized his music abilities. He saw in his musical talent a way to start a new life. Many of Akon's songs begin with the sound of the clank of a jail cell's door with him uttering the word "Konvict."
Akon has founded two record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. He has produced many hits for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis, Leona Lewis, T-Pain.
Akon started his own clothing line, Konvict Clothing, which sells urban streetwear like denim jeans, hoodies, T-shirts and hats. Akon also has an upscale apparel collection called Aliaune, which consists of more stylish and sophisticated collections covering blazers, denim jeans and other items.
He started his own charity organization for underprivileged children in Africa called the Konfidence Foundation.
This mysterious and wildly eclectic singer/songwriter talks about some of his most memorable songs and collaborations.
Webb talks about his classic songs "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," "Wichita Lineman" and "MacArthur Park."