Akon and Lady Gaga

Hip-Hop Rumors: Did Akon Lie About Discovering Lady Gaga?


As we’ve all heard, the story goes that Akon discovered Lady Gaga when she was working at as a songwriter for Interscope Records. He saw potential in her and signed her to his record label, Kovict Music.

Well, thatcstory is a lie, according to the newest reality show star to hit the scene, Tamar Braxton.

Tamar is the younger sister of singer Toni Braxton, and she is also on two hit shows on We TV, “The Braxton Family Values” and “Tamar and Vince.” The latter is her show with her husband, mega music manager Vince Herbert. Vince is currently Lady Gaga’s manager, and according to Tamar, he is the one that discovered Gaga and not Akon. Check out what she told Power 105.1’s “The Breakfast Club” below:

Why would she [Lady Gaga] mention Akon for? He’s a liar and the truth ain’t in him. What was the story he told? Because I was there when [Vince] discovered Lady Gaga and Akon was nowhere near. I’m just trying to be honest. I mean, from what I know, is that REDONE was his producer and so that’s how he got that credit. You know how people be stealing peoples publishing and stuff like that […] and that’s how that happened, but he didn’t find her on Myspace like this one [points to Vince] did. He didn’t find her on the roller-skates with the bikini top.

I’m sorry I just don’t like it when people be lying like that. Just tell the truth. He needs to sit down in all seats in Yankee stadium.

So according to Tamar, Vince found Lady Gaga on Myspace and pulled her into the limelight and super stardom. Interesting. Akon was in and featured on Gaga’s first mainstream music video, “Just Dance” – shouldn’t he get some credit for introducing her to the masses?

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  • It don’t really matter cause Akon getting paid on Lady Gaga, and Akon had the capital and the clout to push Lady Gaga into another deal after she got dropped by her label. People discover shit every day, doesn’t mean they can do anything with it so STFU reality show bitch.

  • Akon lied about being “LOCKED UP”….the whole ‘chet fake & Tamar Braxton got a fake nose! LOL

    Vince cool …. like Toni Braxton, but then again, they are the ones that EARNED the money….the mudda chucka’s that don’t, are always the jerks.

    • No he didn’t. This bitch is lying! Akon discovered Lady Gaga, and Akon signed her and she got big. And why the hell would Akon be in the video of Lady Gaga’s first ever song in the first place?

      If you want me to send the ORIGINAL version of Just Dance that was recorded first, just contact and I will send link.

      • How you know?
        Still, it would be a good look for you to send it to Sydney Lace or Illseed & let them run it.

        I never liked the chick Tamar, I catch pieces of the show cuz wifey watches it….like I said though, the people making the $$$ are always way cooler than the free loaders spending it so loosely.

  • Guest

    If Akon didn’t discover Lady Gaga, why is he getting paid? Lady Gaga herself said in a interview that she met Akon and Akon signed her and now she’s big. This reality show bitch need to stop lying and starting false rumors.

  • If Akon didn’t discover Lady Gaga, why is he getting paid? Lady Gaga
    herself said in a interview that she met Akon and Akon signed her and
    now she’s big. This reality show bitch needs to stop lying and starting
    false rumors.

  • johnblacksad

    So how come Gaga signed to Akon’s label if somebody else discovered her? how about that part of the story? i dunno about this one…
    I could care less who discovered her as long as her royalties gotta go thru me first!

    • Nemesis_Enforcer

      That’s easy. Vince is a manager. He found her and brought her to the label. The label didn’t want to put her out after while. Akon said he’d do it and the rest is history. Honestly, I heard the story about her about to be dropped and Akon said he’d put her out. I’ve never read Akon say specifically that he discovered her. But he DID break her. That’s almost just as important.

  • Who Cares?!?!?!?

  • RichFromBX

    I don’t think Akon ever said he discovered her..all I’ve ever heard him say is that she was signed to Interscope but Interscope didn’t know what to do with her and was going to shelf the project, once he heard that he acquired the rights to her…from there he just stepped back and let her do whatever she wanted to do musically…

  • Nemesis_Enforcer

    Here’s how it works:

    Vince is a manager. He probably found her and brought her to the label. The label signs her. The label didn’t want to put her out after while. Akon said he’d do it and the rest is history. Honestly, I heard the story about her about to be dropped and Akon said he’d put her out. I’ve never read Akon say specifically that he discovered her. But he DID break her. That’s almost just as important if not more important.

    In hip hop terms, it’s the same thing as with Pill. We all know Ross didn’t discover him. But he was going to put him out under him. It also happened with Drake. Same with Kendrick. Same with Game. And so many others. Labels do it all the time. They almost never just put a random artist out. They are too scared. Now they get one of their bigger artists to “co-sign” or even bring the new artist out under their umbrella.

    The good part is that Vince still manages her so he is getting cheese too. It’s not uncommon for the person who discovered the artist to be cut out once they get signed. It happens to “managers” and production companies all day. And you see a lot of lawsuits as a result.

    • Exactly Akon never said he “discovered” her Tamar needs to slow down

  • jamesla

    Honestly Lady gaga was signed to def jam made an album that never saw the daylight and dissapeared. A few years later she was on akons label…

  • jamesla

    But she had a good track. “Beautiful, Dirty, Rich,” a song about her friends from NYU asking their dads for money, drew prospective managers to a showcase downtown—everyone had to see her live because otherwise they didn’t get it. She was also invited to Island Def Jam, near Times Square. L. A. Reid walked into the room while she was playing piano and started drumming to the beat on a table. “L.A. told me I was a star,” says Gaga. She signed a deal with Island Def Jam for $850,000, according to a member of her camp, but after she produced the tracks, the line went dead. Three dinners were scheduled with Reid, but he canceled on each. Finally, Gaga got a call from her A&R rep at Island Def Jam: He had played a track in a meeting, and after a couple minutes Reid made a slitting motion across his throat. (Island Def Jam did not respond to requests for comment). She was off the label.

  • Sinbk Legend

    why is this BlTCH talking and her husband quiet as fukk!! this is how beef start bcuz these hoez be in nigguz business…smh “these hoez be actin up, these nigguz b lettin them

    • Preach!

      On some real ‘ish fo’sho’!

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  • dayleedumped

    Akon aint caking that much off of gaga anymore.. then again maybe he is.. but shes worth two times more than akon

  • Apparently your husband isn’t that great manager because if he found her on myspace and doesn’t get a cut of her publishing for bringing her into the game…well let’s just say he messed up. All these dudes that got famous off myspace,soundclick,(some)youtube all pretty much signed whatever they got dropped in front of them to sign..most gave away publishing rights. Either this dude is a saint or he’s just bad at business.

  • WillVetterGoodin

    no one cares, this gaga bitch has no talent and that is that. #THISBULLSHITRADIOMUSICISNOTHINGBUTBULLSHIT

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  • THIS CHICK IS GOING TO GET HER HUSBAND FIRED! SIT YOUR BEGGING FOR ATTENTION A** DOWN! WHY DO MINORITIES GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO HATE ON OTHER MINORITIES ONCE THEY GET A LITTLE FAME?… SMH!

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  • ulostatlife

    Stopped reading when I realized it wasn’t Toni Braxton saying something but her untalented reality show fame whore sister poppin’ off.No one cares what that broad thinks.Sit your azz down and take 5…

  • hoeyuno

    He has lied about everything else.

  • Whippie Wells

    Who does LAdy Gaga give credit for bringing her in? Not this media show whore asshole manager… That’s for sure…. And hit TV show? Is that show evn out yet?

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  • lol this long as post and cats don’t understand the Music game…even when Nemesis breaks it down they still don’t get it…AKON HAS A LABEL…no matter who discovers you most of the time the label is going to try to own the masters and publishing…you should a least know that from watching Empire lol…Vince discovered her and as her manager shopped her demo to labels…got a deal with the first lbel but it didnt work out…so they went to Akons label