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The 26-year-old rapper - whose full name is Michael Dapaah - has admitted the 'Hotline Bling' hitmaker is a huge supporter of him and often messages the artist over social media.
The song `Ghetto' became a hit when it was remixed to include verses from 2Pac and The Notorious B. His second album, Konvicted was released in November 2006.
The album contained collaborations with Eminem and Snoop Dogg.
Akon courted controversy in 2007 when he was filmed in a Trinidad & Tobago club, simulating sex with the 15-year old daughter of a local preacher.
Later that year, at a concert in New York, he threw an audience member back offstage and into the crowd, after the young man had been identified as the person that had thrown an object onstage at him.
Other collaborations that Akon has undertaken include an appearance on Gwen Stefani's album the Sweet Escape; working with Chamillionaire on his Mixtape Messiah 2 compilation and featuring on Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Strength Loyalty album.
In 2007, Akon recorded a new mix of Michael Jackson's `Wanna Be Startin' Somethin.' The new version of the song charted in the top 10 in most countries around the world.
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Akon (born Aliuane Badara Thiam, 30.4.1973) - Akon is a Senegalese / American hip-hop songwriter / singer and producer.
He rose to fame when his single `Locked Up' was released in 2004.
`Locked Up' was allegedly inspired by a three-year jail term that he served for committing grand theft auto.
The song reached the top 10 in the US and the top five in he UK. Between 20, Akon had eleven songs in the Billboard Hot 100.In 2006, `Smack That' was nominated for Best Rap / Sung Collaboration at the Grammy Awards.Personal Life: It is alleged that Akon has three wives.Akon has launched his own Konvict Clothing line, featuring street wear such as jeans, hoodies and t-shirts.