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Old 05-06-2007, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default Verizon Fires Akon

Verizon Fires Akon


Verizon Drops Akon Like He's Hot

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Verizon really didn't want to see Akon "Smack That."

The communications company scrapped its partnership with the 25-year-old rapper Friday after a video was released that shows him simulating sex onstage with an underage girl during an Apr.12 concert in Trinidad.

According to various accounts, 15-year-old Danah Alleyne thought she had won a dance contest when she was invited to dance with Akon, but soon found out that first prize was a close encounter with the Konvicted rapper.

The Trinidad Express reported that Akon got seven women to come up and dance with him, promising that the best of the bunch would score a grand-prize trip to Africa.

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E! Online "We've never done this in the Caribbean before, but my DJ assures me that Trinidad has the best winers. Is that true? Well, y'all gotta represent here. Come on up now. Don't be scared," he told the crowd.

"I got carried away," Alleyne, a pastor's daughter, said in a public apology last month after a local TV station aired the footage. "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."

None of which sat well with Verizon, which will be taking their featured ring tones elsewhere.

"This week the partnership ended," Verizon said in a statement to Fox News. "We have music services on our cell phone service and we were promoting him as one of the artists. The other part of the sponsorship was the Gwen Stefani tour, of which he was an opening act. We are no longer sponsoring the tour."

The video depicting Akon improvising multiple sexual positions with Alleyne turned up on, and has since been pulled from, YouTube, but it can still be found elsewhere on the Internet.

Alleyne wasn't even supposed to be in the over-18 Zen nightclub, where the unofficial dance contest went down. Authorities have since closed the establishment and Trinidadian Prime Minster Patrick Manning has opened an investigation into the show.

"I have taken very careful notice of this matter and the owner of Zen owes it to the public to take responsibility," Manning told WorldNetDaily.com. "I will be interfacing with Zen because that kind of thing should never be allowed to happen in this country."

Meanwhile, Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds thinks Akon should get the Richard Gere treatment, describing his actions as "lewd" and suggesting that the hip-hop star be prosecuted.

"This whole hip hop thing is a guise and I don't want any part of it," Alleyne said. "I don't want any part of it. Look at what I have to go through with one mistake that I made. My dad warned me every time and I didn't listen. I am sorry."

Akon performed "The Sweet Escape" with Stefani on American Idol in March and then appeared two weeks later to sing "Don't Matter." His sophomore album Konvicted dropped in November and has sold more than 2.2 million copies.

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Old 05-06-2007, 10:21 PM   #2
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Probs be bull****
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Old 05-06-2007, 10:23 PM   #3
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It says it's an over 18 club. How the **** is he gonna know? The ***** shouldn't have been there.
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Old 05-06-2007, 11:52 PM   #4
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Default Re: Verizon Fires Akon

http://spitbook.com/gossip/celebrity...l-in-trinidad/

#1] SIMPLY SCANDALOUS: Thats the most decieving looking 14 year old ive ever seen {Fully done up with that tattoo above the booty}
But then again coming from someone whos been to Trinidad some of the females I met on a nightly basis came off as full grown women until you ask them there age. Theres just gotta be something in the carribean waters man...

#2] The caribean ways of dance {especially in the clubs} is alot more aggresive & physical then what is seen throughout the majority of North America and once again comming from one who's experienced the night life there I must profess that its a beautiful thing...
But Akon practically dry F*cked this chick on stage though...

in his defense im sure he isn't thinking 14 while doing so...

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Old 05-06-2007, 11:58 PM   #5
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Default Re: Verizon Fires Akon

I can look at that chick and tell she is very young. She is not very developed and has a young face.

Now I have seen some 15 yr olds that look in their early 20's.
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Old 05-07-2007, 01:07 AM   #6
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I posted tons of pics and videos about a week ago but got banned. It's not even just the being 14 that's inappropriate about the situation. For 1, he lied and said the winner would get a trip to Africa and secondly, he's damn near raping these females, albeit dry. It has become a trademark of his show, he did it to Tara Reid too and she started crying afterwards
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Old 05-07-2007, 02:36 AM   #7
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It has become a trademark of his show, he did it to Tara Reid too and she started crying afterwards

Wtf that's ****ed up..

I don't like Tara Reid.. she's become another one of those skanky Paris Hilton "socialites". But still, damn..
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Old 05-07-2007, 07:23 AM   #8
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Default Re: Verizon Fires Akon

If it was Justin Timberlake he wouldnt have been let go. I dont see the big deal of what he did on stage. Strange? Weird? Make you say "WTF" as far as his choice of performance? Yeah...but what crime was done? Are sponsers gonna drop artists who womanize after doing concerts? Smoke weed? Get pissy drunk? Akon isnt even a rapper...he's an R & B singer.

Akon gets dropped because of how he danced?
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Old 05-07-2007, 08:09 AM   #9
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Now he won't be able to make rent. Sucks to be him.
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