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SKRATCH INTERVIEW WITH AKON

KONVICT CLOTHING IN STORES

So I went to the mall with my brother and guess what i see this


the jackets cost $140 and the shirts $40.

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ITS MENDOOOOO!!!!!!








*NEW VIDEO* DOLLA ft. T-PAIN & TAY DIZM - WHO DA FUCK IS THAT?




All the Konvicts in da video. Akon ballin in the Murcielago

CHRIS BROWN & T-PAIN LIVE @ '07 AMA'S



Chris Brown and T-Pain's perform the smash single 'Kiss Kiss' at the 2007 American Music Awards, Sunday November 18th. Akon went home with the Male R&B Artist of the Year nominated against Ne-Yo & T-Pain. Upon recieving the award, Akon saluted his fellow Konvict nominee, for he felt the he deserved the award more than him.

GLOBAL TAKEOVER KONTINUES, 'I CAN'T WAIT ft T-PAIN' VIDEO COMING SOON

AKON & LUDACRIS
shown here just outside of Dubai. They are there for their first musical appearance in the Middle East which will help launch MTV Arabia, ON AIR right now

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*NEW VID* DJ KHALED ft T-PAIN - IM SO HOOD (REMIX)




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Young Jeezy, Busta Rhymes, Ludacris, Big Boi, Fat Joe, Rick Ross, Birdman & Lil Wayne

[2007 RETAIL] BRICK & LACE - LOVE IS WICKED

TRACKLIST:
01 - Get That Clear (Prod by Akon)
02 - Never Never (Prod by Akon)
03 - Don't Stop
04 - Take Me Back
05 - Why'd You Lie
06 - Love Is Wicked
07 - Boyfriend (Prod by Akon)
08 - Push It Up
09 - Buss A Shot
10 - Mr. Officer (Prod by Cool N Dre)
11 - My Apple
12 - U & Me

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AKON TAKES HOME FIRST BATCH OF AWARDS

Mika and Akon Were the Big Winners at the World Music Awards
The prestigious ceremony celebrated its 19th anniversary by returning home to Monaco

Akon took home three awards. The hip-hop star's worldwide record sales secured him the R&B artist award (ahead of such A list competitors as Fergie, Beyoncé, Timbaland and Rihanna). He was also crowned Africa's Best-Selling Artist and received the award for the World's Best-Selling Internet Artist. "You are witness to seeing me receive any kind of award for music the first time in my life", the singer stated.

This is the complete list of winners of the World Music Awards 2007:
Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to R+B - Patti LaBelle
Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music - Celine Dion
World's Best-Selling New Artist - Mika
World's Best-Selling Pop/Rock Male Artist - Mika
World's Best-Selling Pop/Rock Female Artist - Avril Lavigne
World's Best-Selling Rap/Hip-Hop Artist - 50 Cent
World's Best-Selling Rock Group - Linkin Park
World's Best-Selling R&B Artist - Akon
World's Best-Selling Pop Female Artist - Rihanna
World's Best-Selling DJ - David Guetta
World's Best-Selling Latin Artist - Mana

Male Entertainer of the Year - Mika
Female Entertainer of the Year - Rihanna
World's Best-Selling Internet Artist - Akon

Best-Selling Artists from around the world:
Africa - Akon
America - Justin Timberlake
Australia - Silverchair
Britain - Mika
Canada - Avril Lavigne
China - Jay Chou
Netherlands - Within Temptation
France - Christophe Willem
Germany - Cascada
Ireland - U2
Italy - Laura Pausini
Middle East - Amr Diab
Russia - Silver
Spain - Miguel Bose
Scandinavia - Nightwish



THAT'S WHAT'S UP!!
CONGRATS TO AKON & THE KONVICT FAMILY
MANY MORE TO COME U ALREADY KNOW!!

*FULL MIXTAPE* ROCK CITY - THE BLACK BEATLES MIXTAPE

TRACKLIST
01 Intro ft. Slick Black (Real Radio Interview)
02 Stop Lying ft. Shondrae
03 Prelude Freestyle

04 Hip Hop Props (Lupe Fiasco Kick Push Cover)

05 Gettin Some Pt II (J Holiday Bed Cover)

06 Taking Over Da Streets (Straight Jack Cover)

07 In Our Hood ft. Verse (Im So Hood Cover)

08 Who's Laughing Now

09 Can't Do It Like We (Soulja Boy Cover)

10 I Get Money (50 Cent Cover)

11 We 1st (Prod by Skrapp)

12 Let's Go

13 Keep On Moving (My Love Cover)

14 Stronger Freestyle (Kanye West Cover)

15 She's So Gone (Prod by Mel & Mus)

16 Re-Introduction

17 Total Confusion

18 Can't Tell Us Nothin (Kanye West Cover)

19 Ghetto Life (Prod by Carl-So-Love)

20 CD Killa (The Dream Shawty is The Shit)

21 Secret

22 Promise to the V.I. (Ciara Cover)

23 Beautiful Day (Mama Africa Cover)

24 Boyz Remix ft. Akon & MIA





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THREE HURT IN AKON STAGE COLLAPSE

A US concert by R&B star Akon has been cancelled after part of the stage collapsed, injuring three people.

Workers building the set for the outdoor show at Emory University in Atlanta were taken to hospital after a canopy fell on top of them.

Akon, whose hits include Don't Matter and Smack That, then called off the gig, scheduled for Thursday night.

University spokeswoman Nancy Seideman said she did not know the extent of the victims' injuries.

Akon rose to fame following the release of his single Locked Up, from his 2003 debut album Trouble.

His second album, Konvicted, was released last year and earned him a Grammy award nomination for Smack That.

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'THRILLER' PLANS

The King of Pop will release a 25th-anniversary edition of Thriller, including four tracks remixed by Akon, Kanye West and Will.I.Am. The songs are "Billie Jean," "The Girl Is Mine," "Wanna Be Starting Something" and "Pretty Young Thing."

The whole "Thriller" project is an attempt to resurrect Jackson’s moribund career at a time when he continues to be in financial peril. This column confirmed on Tuesday that Jackson is in hot water again. He owes a $5 million interest payment to Fortress Trust, the publicly traded hedge fund that bought his $272 million loan from Bank of America in April 2005. The payment is due on Oct. 31.

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"I'LL STILL KILL" VIDEO DROPPING SOON

BAYONNE, New Jersey

"I'll Still Kill" is one of the most aggressive records from Curtis, and the G-Unit bossman barks at anyone having issues with the content.

"The concept of the song was saying, 'I don't want to , but I will if I have to," he said. "That would be justifiable, wouldn't it?"

"It's pretty hectic, but I have great relationship with both guys," said the clip's director Jesse Terrero, who helmed 50's Reebok ad campaign with Manny Ramirez in addition to many G-Unit videos, including "Wanksta" and "Candy Shop." "This is big — it's like 'Bourne Supremacy meets 'Unleashed.' I threw out an idea and enjoyed it."

In the video, 50 has to handle himself in a world of trained killers.

"It's not an environment for pretty women," Akon said while kicking around a soccer ball. "This is on some assassination-type shit."

Akon also explained that he was just there to perform; the plot is all 50 Cent. 50 had high praise for his collaborator's contributions to the song.

"This collaboration, it's perfect," he said. " tones, vocally what he did on the chorus and the last portion of the record, it's great."




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VOTE 4 AKON @ 2007 EMA'S & AMA'S

'Konvicted' is nominated for
Best Album
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DJ ENVY & RED CAFE - THE CO-OP

TRACKLIST:
1) School Of Hard Knocks (Intro)
2) Michael Shawn - Keepin' It 2 Real (Skit 1)
3) What It Be Like
4) What It Do (feat. Remy Ma)
5) Dolla Bill (feat. Fabolous)
6) Ghetto Children (ft. Mr. Easy)
7) Michael Shawn - Keeping It 2 Real (Skit 2)
8) Move Like A G (ft. Uncle Murda & Styles P)
9) Shakedown 4 Life
10) Things You Do (ft. Nina Sky)
11) Invincible
12) Michael Shawn-Keeping It 2 Real (Skit 3)
13) Buck Buck (Ft. Sheek Louch & Kool G. Rap)
14) Section 8
15) Mr. Lover (feat. Black Buddafly)

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DJ BENNY D PRESENTS: ROCK CITY

TRACKLIST:

1) Rock City - Losing It (prod by Akon)
2) Rock City - Gimme Some pt 2
3) Rock City ft Benny D - Run Dat Back
4) Rock City - In Our Hood


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AKON READY TO 'SHAKE THE WORLD UP' WITH NEW CHART TOPPERS

Akon's melodic thuggin' on the airwaves has helped turn records by superstars like Gwen Stefani into harmonic hits.

Now the singer is moving into the realm of three of music's most iconic legends: Madonna, Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson.

"Ooh, don't even say his name twice," 'Kon joked recently in Miami, referring to Jackson. "I'm not supposed to be talking about this!"

Although he wouldn't disclose the specifics of his collaboration or collaborations with Jackson fearing the cold, swift sting of a slap from the King of Pop's signature gloved hand (or, at least, legal action), he did let MTV News in on the experience.

"He's incredible," 'Kon testified of M.J. "He's a genius. Just to be in the same room [with him], I felt everything I wanted to accomplish in life has been achieved. That aura ... that's how incredible that aura is. We about to shake the world up, man. You know how you be with somebody and you can't even explain [the feeling]? I used to sit and think, 'How does somebody sell so many records and dominate a whole business genre, to a point [where] nobody can't be a part of that without associating with you?' The way he thinks ... some artists think regional, some think national, I was thinking international. He thinks planets. It's on another level."

While 'Kon hasn't been in the studio with Madonna yet, he said he expects to "shock the world" with her Madge-esty before the end of the year.

He did say that the tracks he records with Whitney Houston will reflect her real, personal life.

"I'm starting on Whitney's project," he said. "She's the truth. She's undeniable. She's got so much to think about, sing about. This album is going to be one of the biggest albums she decided to put out. She has so much energy, so much happiness and sadness to incorporate into the album. Her voice is strong enough to deliver any message she wants to sing to the world. It's outta here."

However, it will be a while before we see another album from Akon himself — he estimates about 18 months. Plans call for three more singles to be released from his multiplatinum Konvicted LP.

The hitmaker said he does have a clear vision for the album: He wants it to be the soundtrack to a film he is spearheading inspired by the 2006 documentary "Cocaine Cowboys".

"It's the biggest movie in history," he said. "You thought 'Scarface' was crazy, this movie is a true-life story based on Jon Roberts. He was the leading pilot for the Medellin Cartel [Colombian drug traffickers]. Everything about it is real except the characters. It's about the war on drugs."

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AKON STAYS DOWN WITH THE UNIT

Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Madonna and Whitney Houston: With all those legends lined up to either finish collaborations or get in the studio for the first time with Akon, you would think his dance card would be filled and he might not have time for anybody else. Not if you're 50 Cent. 50 has the Akon collaboration on his LP Curtis, and the in-demand singer says he and Fif are going to do even more songs together.

"It's one of them records where it's almost like you get so successful, people assume you lost your street feel. You lost your edge," 'Kon, on the Miami set of Wyclef's "Sweetest Girl" video, said about "I'll Still Kill." "I'm at my highest point on the pop side, but I started with street records and still can go there. It's not a problem. 50 is the same way. It's just 50 is thinking more business now. He's thinking radio, crossover, but at any moment, he can switch up and go there. Don't get it twisted, we still will kill. SSK [SoundScan Killers] all day.

"We'd talk for hours on the telephone," he added about making the record. "At the time, I was in Europe moving crazy, he was doing his thing, getting his album together. But we'd still be on the phone like, 'Listen to this. What you think?' Shortly after the song was completed, we met face to face, gave each other a pound, gave each other a hug, like, 'N---a, we got a hit.' Now we're gonna do more records for both [our upcoming albums]. We'll swap out. Whoever's album it feel right on, that's where we gonna put it."

Are we ready for Akon the movie mogul as well? He's putting together a film called "Cocaine Cowboys" that will center on the importation of narcotics into L.A. and Miami decades ago. It's looking like his next album will be the soundtrack to the project.

Source - MTV

AKON TO RELEASE 'KONVICTED' DELUXE EDITION AUGUST 28th


Akon is eyeing an Aug. 28 CD/DVD reissue for his latest Konvict/Upfront/SRC/Universal Motown album, "Konvicted." The CD portion will include three new songs, including "Sorry, Blame It on Me," which debuted last week at a career-best No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The new version also includes "Rush" featuring Kardinal Offishall, which will appear in the upcoming film "Rush Hour 3," as well as a third, as-yet-unnamed new song.

The DVD sports a documentary in which Akon visits his native Senegal, as well as videos for the album tracks "Smack That," "I Wanna Love You" and "Don't Matter."

Since its release last November, "Konvicted" has sold 2.6 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Akon is on the road internationally through mid-August and will begin a Canadian tour Sept. 15 in Vancouver.

AKON FEATURED ON COVER OF RIDES

SEPTEMBER 2007
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*NEW MOVIE* GANGSTA CHRONICLES - DOCUMENTARY OF A KONVICT

GANGSTA CHRONICLES:
THE BROOKLYN DON

The True Story of
Calvin Klein Bacote
(Akon's Manager)


Calvin Klein Bacote along with his friends tell his true life story of how they controlled the most murderous neighborhoods in Brooklyn. He is said to be responsible for launching Jay Z's Career and currently manages Akon. Find out about his drug wars, robberies, and murders that got him locked up for 14 years in a federal prison. This DVD features Calvin Klein telling all, as well as Akon, Jimmy Henchman, Pee Wee Kirkland, and a host of other street legends discussing the true life of a Brooklyn Don.

FROM THE BACK OF THE DVD: 'CALVIN Klein BACOTE': Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Calvin Klein Bacote tells his life story along with his close friends. This story is based on true life situations dealing with real street life pertaining to drug wars, robbery, death and incarceration. After being released from federal prison after serving 14 years, Calvin Klein is home to tell his story.

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*NEW MIXTAPE* T-PAIN - HERE COMES THE PAIN PART II

*NEW VIDEO* DJ KHALED ft. T-PAIN, TRICK DADDY, RICK ROSS, PLIES, JEEZY - IM SO HOOD/BROWN PAPER BAG

AKON & BROS LAUNCHING NEW REALITY SHOW

Akon is set to add television producer to his resume as he's about to launch a new reality TV show and is having his two brothers starring in.

The TV show, to be titled "My Brother's Keeper," will follow Akon's brothers as they parade around town posing as the singer and reaping the benefits that come with being a superstar. The "Smack That" singer claimed to get the idea for the show after seeing fans' reactions whenever they go out in their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia.

"Whenever I’m not in Atlanta, they go out posing as me and everyone believes it’s actually me. It’s so crazy, because everyone seriously believes it’s me. They are going around getting VIP treatment, girls, free food at restaurants, free everything and everybody is falling for it. It’s a real life thing, which has got really out of hand in Atlanta, so I decided to take the situation and make it into my advantage by making a reality TV show out of it. They get my life, all the perks without having to put in all the hard work I do. I’m constantly working so I can’t live it, but they are out there living it."

They have yet to release details on when and where the TV show will be aired.

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BALLERSTATUS.COM SITS DOWN WITH AKON, AUGUST 2nd


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Akon is one of many artists bridging the gap between the pop, R&B and hip-hop genres, but few can lay claim to global chart success with the likes of Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Gwen Stefani.

Arriving on the scene in 2004, Akon quickly established himself as a premiere singer, songwriter and producer -- by far one of Africa's best exports. But with two multi-platinum records already under his belt, as well as the additions of of T-Pain and TLC's Chili to his record label, the Senegalese-American star is showing no signs of stopping. His numerous business ventures outside of the music industry, (his fashion line Konvict Clothing, his diamond mine in South Africa, and his role as youth advisor to the President of Senegal), are sure to keep the 34-year-old busy, but he likes nothing better than hitting the studio for a night's work on his latest project -- be it Kardinal Offishall's new LP, or that of the likes of Britney Spears or even Paris Hilton, given the chance.

As Akon touched down in London for the European leg of his worldwide Konvicted Tour, BallerStatus caught up with the star to find out more.

BallerStatus.com: You've had huge successes with your albums Trouble and Konvicted, did you every think you'd get so famous?

Akon: Oh man, I dreamed for it, but you never really expect it. I definitely prayed for it. Now with the awards, it's really coming. I always try to focus more on the fans and pretty much on the public. As long as I can satisfy people, we're doing a good job, you know? So I never really focus too much on awards and stuff like that.

BallerStatus.com: Your new European single is "Mama Africa"; it's very different from songs like "Smack That" and isn't what we're used to hearing from you. Why did you decide to release this as a single?

Akon: I definitely felt like this was the time to create a record that kinda expresses the way I feel about Africa, being the fact that that's where I'm from and my origins are. I thought that now was the perfect time to put it together. You know, it's the theme song for my Konfidence Foundation (charity for underprivileged children) and a lot of things I got going on in Africa. I felt the timing couldn't be better for me.

BallerStatus.com: You've got so many business ventures based in Africa -- such as your diamond mine in South Africa and even advising the Senegalese President -- how much time do you usually spend in Africa?

Akon: When I am in Africa, I probably spend about a week, but I have a full program before I go there and then I probably stay another six, seven months (in the U.S.) before I head back.

BallerStatus.com: Will "Mama Africa" be the last single from this album?

Akon: Nah, we've got two more singles that's coming out as well -- "Never Took The Time," which will close the album out, and a new single from the deluxe album that's coming out in the holidays called "Sorry, Blame Me."

BallerStatus.com: That song is your apology to Gwen Stefani for the whole Verizon sponsorship business... Has the controversy surrounding your Trinidad concert earlier this year made you more cautious in what you do at your live shows?

Akon: No, actually I still move the same way. It was an unfortunate situation, more of a misunderstanding more than anything. You can't blame me for a young girl sneaking into the club. Why is her dad letting her out at that time of the night? That's not my responsibility, so I didn't really let it affect the way I was moving around.

BallerStatus.com: Do you think it was blown out of proportion?


Akon: Oh tremendously, I think I was just the scapegoat from the [Don] Imus situation and they thought, blame it on hip-hop and I just happened to be one of the top selling artists, so I was officially a target. But you know, as time goes on, you kinda know with success, a lot of that comes with it, so I think it's how you handle it at the time, which is the difference between you and anyone else.


BallerStatus.com: How did Gwen Stefani react to the withdrawal of Verizon's sponsorship of the tour?

Akon: She had my back the whole way, you know? We literally stood together and was like, "Ok, as long as we stand together, we don't need Verizon, we don't need anybody." Every show is completely sold out. Honestly, we're helping them more than they're helping us at this point, so she stood by me the whole way.

BallerStatus.com: You worked with the acclaimed Chris Robinson for the video to "Sorry, Blame Me" (a.k.a. "Sorry, Blame It On Me"). What was that like?

Akon: Chris is a genius! He definitely has his own little ear and his own eye for vision. With this record, it was like, we combined forces and I think the video is gonna be a movie literally, so I feel good about it.

BallerStatus.com: You've collaborated with so many different artists, so who was your favorite to work with?

Akon: That's like the biggest, most confusing question ever, because every artist has something they can bring to the table, you know? I enjoyed working with everyone in their own different ways. They all have they're own personality, so it's really hard. I can tell you the one that made the most impact, that's definitely got to be the one I did with Eminem.

BallerStatus.com: Britney Spears has already recruited urban artists like Ne-Yo and producer J. R. Rotem for her new album; are you doing anything for her?

Akon: Yeah, actually I've been working on Britney as well. I'm giving her a high, energy disco record. I think that will definitely suit her well.

BallerStatus.com: Can you tell us anything else about the Britney project?

Akon: They gonna just hit you in the head. I love it that way. When they see it coming, the impact is not that big when they hear it on the radio for the first time. I like to just work and stay quiet and then when they hear your sh-- on the radio, they'll just be like, "Wow!"

BallerStatus.com: Would you ever consider working with the likes of Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan, people who aren't necessarily as musically gifted as others?


Akon: That's so deep 'cause in my mind I was thinking now Paris Hilton is an official convict. I think I'ma get with her and put a record out. I would definitely sign her to my label 'cause she's a character. You give her the cutest record, something that's just for women, an anthem; I think it will be outta here.

BallerStatus.com: Was Russell Simmons right to call for the censoring of hip-hop and words like "n--gers," "bitches" and "hoes?"


Akon: I think words like that are not necessarily needed in the song to make it a hit. Me personally, I would have no problem getting rid of it, words on any record for anybody. I think we are talented enough to write lyrics for songs without using that type of language. I think it's a good thing for the positivity of hip-hop in general. And at the same time, I look at it like, words in general, stuff like that, words are only what you make it. At the end of the day, it's just a word, it wouldn't mean anything if we didn't react on it, so it's more of a mindstate. People just have to be willing to change.


BallerStatus.com: You're part of the Amer-I-Can Unity One For Social Change Foundation, but your tour of Australia next month has caused uproar in the local community...

Akon: They're being real hypocritical. I've been to Australia three times and I've never had a problem -- all sold out shows, never had any kinds of problems whatsoever. So I think everything they're saying is based on the past media stuff: the bad language in hip-hop, me in Trinidad. They're putting that all together and going along with the media, not going along with my track record. I've been performing for the last three years and never had an incident at any show, except that time, where it wasn't really my fault. I just come to do a show and keep it moving. But even in regards to all that, you can look at any of my shows and there's never been no controversies, never been no fights for that matter. It's always been a very successful show, so there's really no reason for us to be denied a visa. If they're going by the media frenzy then that's what you get, but at the end of the day, it's really more their loss than anything.

BallerStatus.com: Do you think thing would have been different had you been touring with someone like Rihanna instead of The Game?

Akon: I think even the fact that The Game is on the bill -- and he's had some history of a lot of things happening at his shows -- has had something to do with this as well. I think when situations come like this, you have to show people that every situation is not the same. If me and Game did a show before and there were issues or some kind of confrontation, then I can see it, but I never had that problem. I'm like, "Let me be the responsible guy to keep the party controlled, then it will all work out." I have a clean track record from shows, tours, everything.

BallerStatus.com: Do you regret choosing to tour with Game?

Akon: No, not at all, I don't regret it at all. I think every show and every concert is gonna attract its own crowd, but you can't control the people that come in there. We can't screen or even judge people before you do a show. If something's gonna happen, it's gonna happen, no one can stop it. You could have Elvis performing in there and there's gonna be someone drunk and rowdy who's gonna cause a problem if it's meant to be. All you have to do is make sure there's tight security, and everything else will play its course.

BallerStatus.com: Is there any truth to reports you guys have requested five Hummer stretch limos to travel around Australia in?

Akon: No, I have no idea where that came from. Maybe Game might have done, I can't speak for him. But I know me, I normally need a maximum of three SUVs for me, my production crew and my band; that's all we need. As long as we can get back and forth, I'm cool. I don't really do limos too much.

BallerStatus.com: As a Muslim, does your religion influence your song lyrics at all?

Akon: No, not necessarily, I know it sounds kinda wild, but my religion doesn't influence my music at all. It affects me more as a person than my lyrics. I see music as my occupation; it's my job, something I love to do that I get paid for doing. But I don't allow my music to get mixed up in the music because I think religion is something totally separate and spiritual that you hold close to your heart, you know, you don't just expose it like that.

BallerStatus.com: Do you practice polygamy at all?

Akon: Nah, it was another situation that was blown out of proportion. It was kinda good because it helped me for a lot of big reasons because it allowed a lot of publicity around me; a lot of people know me now for it, which is cool. It's really sold a lot of records to a point where we actually went along with it for a minute, but it was more to create controversy around the album. We thought it would be a big marketing plan.

BallerStatus.com: So there's no truth to it at all?

Akon: (Laughs) Yeah, cool...

BallerStatus.com: What are your thoughts on British female singers like Amy Winehouse; are you a fan of her music?

Akon: I think it's great the fact that they are breaking into new territories because that's the main goal. A lot of times there's another territory that embraces you before your home even embraces you. I experienced it myself in Atlanta. I didn't get no support for my music in Atlanta. Europe supported me before Atlanta did, they was the last city to come on board, you know? I think with Amy's situation, it's great because everybody's listening now and supporting her music.

BallerStatus.com: You performed at Live Earth in New Jersey recently. Are you active in the fight against global warming?

Akon: Nothing has changed actually. It's ironic because when I did the concert, at the time, I didn't even know what the cause was. I was completely blind to what global warming was. I didn't even know what it was. I heard it everywhere, but I was like, "what is global warming?!" That made me want to become more a part of the concert, 'cause I wanted to be educated, I wanted to be made aware, and I went through all that to find out that it's meant for preserving energy! (Laughs) That part of it (working to prevent global warming), it can happen, but I think it needs to happen with the help of the manufacturers. As people, it's hard for us to really do all that, but if we build this stuff to take a lot of energy away, like in Africa, where a lot of our power is powered by solar power now. My whole house (in Africa) is powered by solar energy. It's powered up by solar energy throughout the day, but in places like London it's gonna be hard because the sun doesn't come our much! In Africa, the sun stays out for like, 16 hours a day, but it's difficult in places like the UK because the sun doesn't come out as often as it does in Africa. As far as me, I go about my day like normal 'cause I don't really use that much energy anyway, so I guess with me, nothing has really changed.

BallerStatus.com: Would you sacrifice your Lamborghini to save the environment?

Akon: No, because my one car is not gonna make a difference. My one car, compared to the millions and millions surrounding it?! The only way that can work is if the factories can start creating cars that can run on solar or on electricity. If they make some good body styles for the hybrid, then I'd love to buy one. If they stop looking like 'roaches and start looking like real cars, then I'd love to. If they have a Lamborghini hybrid, then hell yeah, I'd drive that all day. Not only will it save me money, but it will also benefit the environment.

BallerStatus.com: You're a big futball fan, so what are your thoughts on the Beckhams moving to LA?

Akon: I love futball (soccer) but at this point, I think that's a desperate move by the US because that's a lot of money to pay for a sport that's not even that popular. I think it will help the integrity of the sport, it shows how much they want futball to be a popular sport in the States, so for Beckham to even take that challenge, you know, I respect him and all that they're trying to do for futball, 'cause I love futball and I hate to be in the States and they have all these World Cup things going on and we can't watch it. No stations are willing to show it 'cause no one will tune in. It's one of the most frustrating things in the world when you're a big futball fan and they don't play it much where you're from. So I'm all for it 100 percent, and I hope it makes people more interested in watching it, just that they need to build things up around it, the sport alone isn't gonna make it popular. But with Beckham, creating the reality shows around him is a good move because it will generate more interest for the sport.


BallerStatus.com: You launched Kon Live in 2006 with TLC's Chili as one of your first signings. How's her debut album coming along?

Akon: We're currently working on the album now. We're pretty much taking our time to make sure this is an incredible album, 'cause I know the expectations for this album is really high. I really don't wanna put out a mediocre album, it has to be crazy. It's all high energy dance records, nothing like TLC, it's all her. That's the difference with this album, it's really Chili, the girl that you never knew, the one that you never got the inside scoop on, the one that you overlooked.

BallerStatus.com: Are you doing a collaborative album with Young Jeezy?

Akon: That was a huge possibility last year, but this year the possibilities are getting slimmer and slimmer because Universal are getting more and more protective of me. A lot of things I wanna do, the business side is making it difficult for this to happen. The thing is, the track record has been so good, they don't wanna spoil it. They're shaking about it, but I'm like, "Yo, it's gonna work!"

BallerStatus.com: You're working on a new film, "Illegal Alien"...

Akon: Yeah, well actually that's a film loosely based on my life. We're getting things together now and there's so many new developments in my life that are happening now that need to be incorporated into my life, so it's kinda slowing up the process, but it's good because it's gonna let everyone get the inside scoop on what's going on with me. Mekhi Phifer will be playing the lead role, I just called him and was like, "Yo, Mekhi, I need you to do this." He's the only person I know who could play me, and he was like, "Yeah, I'd love to."

BallerStatus.com: What's next for Akon?

Akon: Just a lot of touring, a lot of hot new music coming out... Watch this space.


VIDEO: Akon Refuses to Change His Stage Show..."It don't affect my performance at all, whatsoever."

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01. I'M SORRY
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02. ABORT MISSION
03. MANOLO MISSES
04. IM IN DIS B*TCH
05. POP MY COLLA
(ft. T-PAIN)
06. R U WILLIN

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