Akon didn’t knowingly steal a song from rapper Loon says Bu, the co-CEO of Akon’s Konvict Muzik.
Loon, formerly of Sean “Diddy” Combs Bad Boy Records, claims that his vocals were stripped from the song “Who Is That” and another artist was added with vocals from T-Pain and Akon.
“Akon had heard the instrumental with T-Pain on it, and without any knowledge of Loon’s involvement, quickly gave it to his artist, Dolla, to record to,” Bu told AllHipHop.com. “Given Akons current track record of making writing and producing hits, it is very unlikely that he would have ‘stolen’ a record form Loon. T Pain had no knowledge of what was happening once the song got leaked.”
In a previous statement, a representative for Loon expressed the artist’s grievance in the situation.
“They now are trying put the record out with Akon, T-Pain, and Their new artist Dollar,” a representative for Loon said in a statement. “Why does Konvict Records feel they need to steal hits from Loon? Loon is a bonafide hit song writer so let’s expose these people and give Loon his bona-fide dues.” In the song, T-Pain can be heard shouting Loon out at the beginning of the bass-heavy track.
At press time, no resolution was reached.
Akon has another pending situation that refuses to go away as well.
Patrick Manning, the Prime Minister of Trinidad, has demanded a formal investigation of a raunchy dance act between Akon and a 14-year-old girl.
The girl’s father, Pastor Dave Alleyne, wants to hold Club Zen responsible for allowing his daughter in the venue.
“This whole Hip-Hop thing is a guise and I don’t want any part of it, I don’t want to be any part of it. I thought it was going to be normal,” Alleyne said to the Trinidad Express, but didn’t acknowledge that Akon is an R&B singer. “I got carried away, I started to dance as well but I never thought it was going to be like that. I was shocked, my head was hitting the floor.”
According to the report, club goers must be at least 18-years-old.
Prime Minister Manning said, “I have taken very careful notice of this matter and the owner of Zen owes it to the public to take responsibility. I will be interfacing with Zen because that kind of thing should never be allowed to happen in this country.”
Meanwhile, the 14-year-old girl at the center of the controversy said she is done with Hip-Hop and now dances for the lord.
“Look at what I have to go through with one mistake that I made. My dad warned me everytime and I didn’t listen. I am sorry.”