Rapper and R&B singer Akon has issued a statement response amid a firestorm over his onstage simulated sex romp with a 15-year-old during a concert in Trinidad a few weeks ago.
He smacked that all on the floor, ’til she got sore, then wanted her to give him some more. But the collaborator of Snoop Dogg and Gwen Stefani regrets his actions, and says he didn’t know she was underage. His statement:
“First, and most important to me, I want to sincerely apologize for the embarrassment and any pain I’ve caused to the young woman who joined me on-stage, her family and the Trinidad community for the events at my concert in Port of Spain on April 12.
It was never my intention to embarrass or take advantage of my fans in any way, especially those under the age of 18. That is why we tried to make sure that the club did not admit anyone under 18 in the audience. Somehow, that standard was not met.
Again, I apologize to those concerned and to all my fans and I pledge to all that we will strive to make sure this type of incident does not happen again.”
Akon was fired by Verizon and is being threatened with prosecution over the incident, which apparently featured a simulated rape of the girl.
The rapper invited 15-year-old Danah Alleyne onto the stage, and the girl obliged, thinking that she was entering a dance contest to win a “trip to Africa,” as Akon promised.
But when she “won” the contest, the “trip to Africa” turned out to be an on-stage encounter with Akon during which her “head was hitting the floor,” as the rapper was “turning, twisting and even flipping [her] body” while “mimicking sexual positions” and sandwiching the girl with the assistance of another performer, according to multiple news sources.
Basically, this girl was conned onto the stage and unwillingly took the punishment that Lindsay Lohan gets from an assortment of gents nightly.
Verizon, which promoted Akon as one of the musicians on its mobile-phone music service, said it would no longer sponsor the Gwen Stefani tour in which Akon, who recently performed on American Idol, is the opening act.
This isn’t the first time Akon has done some sketchy work on stage. Tara Reid got the Akon treatment during a party at the Sundance Film Festival.
Akon is also a convicted felon who has spent several years in prison.