Akon owns a South African diamond mine, but it was Lady Gaga who cemented his fortune, The Huffington Post reports.
“She’s pretty much retired me,” the singer said of Gaga, who is signed to his KonLive imprint at Interscope Records. “She was definitely a blessing. She came at the right moment. I’m glad I believed in her, boy. That goes to show you, if you believe in something strong enough, it will pay off.”
Akon goes on to call Gaga a “super megastar” — she’s scored four consecutive top 10 singles, three consecutive #1 songs, and her breakout hit, ‘Just Dance,’ was the second-highest selling single of the last decade.
I like how he’s taking the whole martyr route. It’s not his fault he dry humped a 14 year old on stage. It’s the club’s fault. He’s just an entertainer – how was he supposed to know? It’s the parent’s fault for letting their daughter out of the house that young. It’s not his fault he was groping her all over, she was asking for it!
More I think about it – the more it irritates me. Oh shut up Akon – and take a little responsibility for what you did!