Akon a Liar? TheSmokingGun.com Uncovers the Truth

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TheSmokingGun.com has uncovered a scandal that will rock Akon’s world. Akon has always been know as a former convict and has use that to give him street cred. As stated in past interviews Akon has told the public that he was the ringleader of a car theft operation. He stated that he stole high end cars like Lambo’s and that he owned underground chop shops that catered to celebs and drug dealers. He then stated that he spent years in prison and that is where he pinned the hit song, “Locked Up.” Akon has gone on to sell millions of records but all the prison talk he’s been giving is false according to the investigation from The Smoking Gun.

Here’s what they uncovered:

While the performer’s rap sheet does include a half-dozen arrests, Akon has only been convicted of one felony, for gun possession. That 1998 New Jersey case ended with a guilty plea, for which the singer was sentenced to three years probation. Another 1998 bust, this one in suburban Atlanta, has been seized upon by Akon and transformed into the big case that purportedly sent him to prison (thanks to his snitching cohorts) for three fight-filled years. In reality, Akon was arrested for possession of a single stolen BMW and held in the DeKalb County jail for several months before prosecutors dropped all charges against him.

So there was no conviction. There was no prison term between 1999 and 2002. And he was never “facing 75 years,” as the singer claimed in one videotaped interview.

So what do you think? Will this hurt his career? Or can he come out, say he lied about most of it and move on???

  • Mike Belgrove
    April 17, 2008

    I’ve always been very vocal in my hate for Akon. I think he’s a clown. From darn near raping 14 year old girls to picking up and throwing people off the stage at his shows, hes just a douche bag. I took a little bit of time out and wrote about Akon today over at Highbrid Nation and I hope that the uncovering of his true past is a message to artists and labels that “keeping it real” doesn’t mean making up some stuff.

  • GreasyGuide.com
    April 17, 2008

    I don’t hate the man but I do think his songs are on the corny side. I’m just curious to see how this will effect this career. He does have A LOT of explaining to do. So I’m waiting for his camp to release a statement.

  • ford cars
    November 10, 2011

    wow this is so nice that He stated that he stole high end cars like Lambo’s and that he owned underground chop shops that catered to celebs and drug dealers and io am so happy that you share this to all………

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