TSG Exposes Akon as a Fraud

Fresh off their potentially career-ending exposé on the true origins of Chuck Philips’ Tupac story, The Smoking Gun has set its sights on Akon’s alleged past as the leader of a lucrative car theft ring. I just got finished reading their report, and if it’s as accurate as it sounds, somebody has a lot of explaining to do.

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.

I mean, they really did this dude dirty. The article lists a number of specific stories about his past that he’s told over the years, and then explains what actually happened in each instance. They even exposed how he claimed to only earn about $16,000 per month during a child support trial, but owns like $5 million in Atlanta area real estate. And to top it all off, they release this information on April 16, the day that they say is his actual birthday, as opposed to the April 30 date he now uses.

Brace yourselves for a hundred different witty variations of the Akon/con-man/convict headline over the next few days.

Link: Akon’s Con Job 


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69 Responses to “TSG Exposes Akon as a Fraud”

  1. NotU Says:

    step up

  2. ninefourteen Says:

    wow

  3. g7 Says:

    safe to say akon lost

  4. HHF Says:

    Dididdamn….well if it aint true, all artists better hire that marketing agency!

  5. D. Billz Says:

    Remix:

    “Locked Up (Not Really)” feat. Jim Jones & Fat Joe

  6. NotU Says:

    Plug: I’m sayin it look like if you sneeze, them shits is gonna fly across the room

    ^
    Dies…..ah man y’all trippin’

  7. nation Says:

    he was on The Score… that’s how OG dude is

    how’s John Forté spending his days now?

  8. NotU Says:

    lmao @ the pic

  9. g7 Says:

    lf: torae’s daily conversation album is tight!!

  10. obama 08 and his preacher is speaking the truth white people Says:

    Yeah man I saw this shit on MichelleMalkin.com that self hating cracka lovin biddyitch Akon’s crazy lyin about stupid shit even though the majority of these rap cats lie on wax all the time

  11. nation Says:

    >> Brace yourselves for a hundred different witty variations of the Akon/con-man/convict headline over the next few days.

    CAR-VICT!

    To the Batcave Robbin’!!

  12. Richie Cunning Says:

    If you care about this, you need a hobby.

  13. obama 08 and his preacher is speaking the truth white people Says:

    nation Says:
    April 16th, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    >> Brace yourselves for a hundred different witty variations of the Akon/con-man/convict headline over the next few days.

    CAR-VICT!

    To the Batcave Robbin

    ^^^^^^lol his newest ad-lib

  14. landLORD Says:

    … c’mon, who didnt already know this nigga was frontin ? … my first and only impression of this bozo, was that “Im So Lonely” pussywhipped Simp anthem … next thing i know this nigga was “Locked Up” … GTFOH … he needs more passports …

  15. State of Grace Says:

    This shit is too funny.

  16. landLORD Says:

    … GOTTDAMN …

    … Alex Rodriguez just hit a ball about 500 ft+ for a Home Run … word to BALCO …

    … NY 3 – Boston 1 …

  17. Mr.Londoner Says:

    “Shit Happens” D12

    whos actually suprised about this shit, when i first heard about Akon i thought he was gunna stay grimey throughout on some broad st. bully steez..

  18. D. Billz Says:

    how’s John Forté spending his days now?

    ^Mixin’ salat… doin’ reps (arms and back on Wed)… makin’ bets with cartons of cigs…

  19. Plug Says:

    Akon has always been over rated

  20. landLORD Says:

    “… Lonely I’m so lonely
    I have nobody
    To call my owwnnn
    I’m so lonely, I’m mr. Lonely
    I have nobody
    To call my owwnnn
    I’m so lonely …”

    … shut up …

  21. Rocco907 Says:

    who gives a fuck if he lied…i never new or cared he was “locked up.” to me, his music was never edgy or street…always came off as poppy since i heard “Lonely.”

  22. landLORD Says:

    “… I’m so lonely (so lonely)
    I’m mr. Lonely (mr. Lonely)
    I have nobody (I have nobody)
    To call my own (to call my own) girl …”

  23. Korean Slap Boxer Says:

    Damn

  24. nation Says:

    The Smoking Gun = ThisIs50’s biggest competition

  25. landLORD Says:

    “… Lonely, so lonely
    So lonely, (so lonely)
    Mr. Lonely, so lonely
    So lonely, so lonely, (so lonely), Mr. Lonely …”

    … wack ass nigga … he prolly aint even African … ol Forrest Whitaker fake Ugandan accent havin ass nigga …

  26. Plug Says:

    smh @ land secretly liking the song… ole knowing the words ass nigga

  27. landLORD Says:

    Rocco907 Says:

    April 16th, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    ” watch me do me … watch me do me”

  28. State of Grace Says:

    If Akon ever did a bid he’d be tossing more salads than the cafeteria workers.

  29. HHF Says:

    landLORD Says:

    April 16th, 2008 at 7:37 pm
    “… Lonely, so lonely
    So lonely, (so lonely)
    Mr. Lonely, so lonely
    So lonely, so lonely, (so lonely), Mr. Lonely …”

    … wack ass nigga … he prolly aint even African … ol Forrest Whitaker fake Ugandan accent havin ass nigga …

    ^^^back when I used to check out SOHH some blogger on there started a story off with “Ohio born African, Akon….” I was cracking.

    damn Nate @ CAR-VICT, lol….that could actually catch on.

  30. BMUSE Says:

    this is what I love to see here.
    The guy who sings on a track is always soft.

  31. landLORD Says:

    Plug Says:

    April 16th, 2008 at 7:38 pm
    smh @ land secretly liking the song… ole knowing the words ass nigga

    ——————–

    … LOL … when i first heard it, i thought it was Timberlake, or NSYNC, or BabyBash or some shit … then i see the video, and its this dusty, Malice (Clipse) lookin African brother … needless to say, i wasnt impressed … and his numerous hiphop hooks are even more annoying … ive been an Akon hater for a minute now …

  32. Plug Says:

    Life is soooooo boring without trees. I cant deal… and its olnly been two days…brews just dont do it for me. If I was sparking, it would already be tomorrow.

    sweets > 40’s

  33. rex hussla Says:

    Plug…make some cookies or brownies, cake, tea, something man!!

    You’re making feel bad about going home and sparkin’ up

  34. eskay Says:

    smh @ even entertaining the idea of quitting trees

  35. Jersey Spic Says:

    The streets were saying that this nigga was lying about many things. I personally never cared enough to find out more and still don’t. He sings good hooks, thats about it. I dont hate on anyone, but its not like hes a talented emcee. The one thing I always thought was grimey though, was him buying diamond mines in africa. He publicly stated something like “I don’t believe ‘blood diamonds’ exist”. Dude was already filthy rich. He didn’t have to invest in a business that kills and enslaves his own people. Thats snake shit to me.

  36. Plug Says:

    I have no use for cookies or brownies. thats reserved for sparkers.

    And its some goods floatin around up here too…

  37. RIGZ Says:

    # BMUSE Says:
    April 16th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    this is what I love to see here.
    The guy who sings on a track is always soft.

    ^^^^^^^^^

    …Never been to Jamaica…

  38. Plug Says:

    … and when you dont blaze, you cant go nowhere. I was chillin in the hood yesterday and everybody had different types of sweets. my one potna whipped up wit a purple rello, the other, some g’s. I’m sittin there drinkin beer like a lame…smh

  39. rex hussla Says:

    I have no use for cookies or brownies. thats reserved for sparkers.
    ________________________________________________________

    I meant weed cookies, weed brownies, weed tea, weed cake, the possibilities are endless…they have water pipes with real nice filters on ’em now too, get a real clean hit…easy on the lungs

  40. EnglandRepresent Says:

    I should be quittin trees too, in fact I made a mental note to self to quit yesterday, instead I went and copped a half Oz last night. smh.

    In other news I think my bird has got a touch of the Games, ol’ bipolar scary ass mentalist biatch.

  41. D. Billz Says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHNpsEM58mM

    ^I got that chick beatin’ the brakes off some ninjas (figuratively and literally).

  42. O BLicky Bama Says:

    EXPOSING, GET THE FUCK OUTTA HERE, WHICH ONE OF THESE RAPPERS HASNT LIED?

  43. RIGZ Says:

    My Grandparents still drink weed-tea ’till this day

    Its actually good for you

  44. O BLicky Bama Says:

    MY MOTHER ACTUALLY STILL SMOKES BLUNTS TILL THIS DAY

    ITS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU

  45. obama 08 and his preacher is speaking the truth white people Says:

    # D. Billz Says:
    April 16th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHNpsEM58mM

    ^I got that chick beatin’ the brakes off some ninjas (figuratively and literally).

    ^^^^^
    ninja gaiden ass female…don’t call her a bitch unless u got the strap cocked and pointed at her with you finger on the trigger

  46. EnglandRepresent Says:

    MY MOTHER ACTUALLY STILL SMOKES BLUNTS TILL THIS DAY

    ^^So does my girls’ Mum and she’s a mentalist biatch just like her daughter. No offence.

  47. obama 08 and his preacher is speaking the truth white people Says:

    well there you go England she gets it from her momma

  48. EnglandRepresent Says:

    well there you go England she gets it from her momma

    ^No doubt and they both smoke herb, bitches with unstable and psychotic tendencies should put the reefer down. It’s like a sociopath who smokes dust, not a good combination.

  49. RIGZ Says:

    # O BLicky Bama Says:
    April 16th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    MY MOTHER ACTUALLY STILL SMOKES BLUNTS TILL THIS DAY

    ITS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU

    ^^^^^^

    Switch “Mother” with “Father”, & I’m right there with you

  50. CiCi The Intern Says:

    I’ve never smoked a blunt … is that a loss? LOL

  51. obama 08 and his preacher is speaking the truth white people Says:

    # CiCi The Intern Says:
    April 16th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    I’ve never smoked a blunt … is that a loss? LOL

    ^^^^^^^
    it’s a felony

  52. landLORD Says:

    … smoking reefer is a Pagan Ritual …

    *puts on Pittsburgh Pirates fitted cap*

    *looks for lighter*

  53. pockets Says:

    The Smoking Gun = ThisIs50’s biggest competition

    ^lol

    ur telling me this mugshot isnt fake, he came dressed like it was a photoshoot

  54. Plug Says:

    …nobody in my family blazes except foekist…

  55. Plug Says:

    CiCi The Intern Says:

    April 16th, 2008 at 8:24 pm
    I’ve never smoked a blunt … is that a loss? LOL
    ——
    stick to coronas

  56. pockets Says:

    ^^So does my girls’ Mum and she’s a mentalist biatch just like her daughter. No offence.

    ^haha guys, WOMEN…cant live with them…cant live without ’em. HAHAHAHAHAHA. guy talk.

  57. PHOENIXXX Says:

    smoking weed>>>>>sniffing jenkem>>>>>listening to Wu Tang

    whats goodie peoples

  58. pockets Says:

    MY MOTHER ACTUALLY STILL SMOKES BLUNTS TILL THIS DAY

    ITS ACTUALLY GOOD FOR YOU

    ^^^^^^

    Switch “Mother” with “Father”, & I’m right there with you

    ^switch “father” with giraffe and im right there with you.

  59. pockets Says:

    real talk tho, weed is way overrated. smelling sharpies is better, plus u can do that in class. im being serious.

  60. PHOENIXXX Says:

    either music is dead or I been out the loop too long

    did Detox drop yet?

  61. rex hussla Says:

    ninjas rapping > cowboys rapping

  62. pockets Says:

    OOH SHITTTTT theres a new commercial for AT&T with lupe’s Daydreaming…niiiiiceeeeeeeeeeee. expect the general public to buy a lot more At&t stock. u madd

  63. obama 08 and his preacher is speaking the truth white people Says:

    # PHOENIXXX Says:
    April 16th, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    either music is dead or I been out the loop too long

    did Detox drop yet?

    ^^^^^^
    Phoenix were you just reborn out of your ashes or something damn dog that shit aint never coming out

  64. NewJerzGeneral Says:

    Yo I just read this article. When the gorillas in ‘The Hill’ section of chill town jc get ahold of dude, its a wrapdizzles for home girl. He better stay in atlanta. Or go stay with bin laden or some shit. Wow. This nigga is a cornball son!

  65. goodtimes Says:

    why people searching for shit against black folk. im pretty sure theres a lot of dirt out there to be found on these white guys. gotta be some dirt on bill o’reiley, mccain, justin timberlake, brad pitt, tom brady, all them country singers etc…
    the latter part of 07 and all of 08 seem to have a black target.

  66. AD Says:

    Damn, I wouldn’t be shocked if Akon has his hands in one of the 419 Nigerian scams too.

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  68. Blak Mamba Says:

    So What! When are we going to get past this “street cred” garbage! Like Chris Rock said the dude coming home for jail gets more props than the dude coming home with a college degree. This mentality keeps us at the bottom of society. How about we start celebrating the folks that don’t have a criminal history. I guess it’s the crabs in a barrell or misery loves company theory. The fools that are stupid or criminals trick others into thinking that stuff is cool. Wake Up!

  69. Jewtino Says:

    I swear if theres some dirt on JT I’ll be the first to laugh.

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