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Akon Charged in Crazy Stage Toss Incident

11/29/2007 9:41 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Akon! WTF? There's no need to throw a kid off the stage! Cops apparently agree and have now charged the R&B singer with misdemeanor endangering the welfare of a minor and second-degree harassment.


The charges stem from an incident last June in upstate NY when he was performing at a concert and someone in the crowd allegedly threw something at the singer on stage. Akon asked the crowd to point out the culprit. A security guard picked a 15-year-old out from the crowd and sent him up to the stage, where Akon hoisted him onto his shoulders and flung him into the crowd. Smack that! The kid landed on another teen who told the local paper she was later diagnosed with a concussion.

Akon is scheduled to appear in a local court on Monday for arraignment. Locked up!

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61.

windy    

krap.

2415 days ago
62.

TMZ Fraternity    

#58

I agree. That little punk. Who does he think he is to do something like that. Stupid kid.

For all the people saying Akon is wrong... what if that happened to you if you were out with your family, or girlfriend, or at the grocery store etc etc. You would of killed the little fool for thinking he's funny.

Akon didnt even try to hurt him he threw him in a crowd of people. I would of b***h slapped the kids face off.

2415 days ago
63.

TMZ Fraternity    

A 15 year old kid is not a child. That clown is in highschool. If he is man enough to throw something in another persons face he better be man enough to deal with the consequences. If it was a big football player 15 year old that kicked Akons a** for trying that we wouldn't be saying anything...So that little bum deserved what he got.

As for someone having a concussion..Yeah right. Im sure the Kid Landed directly on top of Just one persons head..Give me a F'n break.

2415 days ago
64.

P-Type    

Love his music- but should be locked in the studio. He's as out of control on stage as Britney is in public!!!!!

2415 days ago
65.

celebrity.web.net    

akon is a effin loser. as if
any of you give a crap.
convict.

2415 days ago
66.

ali    

How stupid is this guy. He gave no thought to the situation except getting even for his crushed ego while a girl sits with a concusion.

2415 days ago
67.

Justin S.    

Misdemeanor? If he wasn't Akon, he'd have been arrested and charged with a felony!

2415 days ago
68.

writergal    

IT IS BILLED AS A FAMILY EVENT...IT WASN'T.

And for that gir who said thatthis isn' upstate NY-- yes, it's near westchester, but we are considered upstate.

2415 days ago
69.

Melanie    

That is disgusting!! Did the poor talentless ass get hurt by whatever was thrown? Obviously not...loser!!
As for the comment from post #7 re: the security guard...the guard probably had NO idea what was coming...

2415 days ago
70.

WHAT?    

Good! But, that looks more like a felony. AGG.ASSAULT

SO un-called for!

Ever hear of "THINKING" (before) you do things?

2415 days ago
71.

WHAT?    

The whole bunch!!! This is not artistic talent.
Nursery Rhymes with a thump

As for the comment about loser Mom Spears and what she does is OK? Dude your perception did not mature past the first grade. Don't you notice a persons character? Normal actions/Normal behavior. Get past the color so that you can OBSERVE the person.

What an aweful "life" it would be; flocking with the wrong bird, just because of the COLOR of his feathers! Can you say, "Tunnel Vision?" I see now why the prison population is over-crowded with thugs. You just follow their color and never see right OR wrong.



2415 days ago
72.

WHAT?    

This MANs maturity IS of that 15 year old KIDs
Who is the adult?

2415 days ago
73.

just me    

What's up with that misdemeanor charge? This was a 15-year-old minor who was physically assaulted by an adult. The charge should be felony assault on a minor. We had a similar assault by a convenience store owner in our neighborhood about 5 years ago and the man was sentenced to 18 months in prison. The only difference I see is that this misdemeanor charge is against a black man who assaulted a 15-year-old white boy and the felony assault on a minor charge against the convenience store owner in our neighborhood was a white man who assaulted a 15-year-old black boy. The kid was barred from coming in the store after a couple shoplifting incidents and when he came in again he cursed the store owner when the owner told him to get out of the store. The store owner lost his temper and grabbed the kid by the back of his shirt and dragged him out of the store to the trash dumpster and then hoisted the kid up and body slammed him into the dumpster. For that he was sentenced to 18 months in prison on a felony charge because the kid was a 15-year-old minor... and because the kid was black and because a couple black churches organized a racial protest after the incident. But in this incident there is only a misdemeanor charge against a black adult who assaulted a 15-year-old white boy. What's wrong with that picture?

2415 days ago
74.

Lenn K.    

It's funny how people defend rap, it's a vile and nasty lifestyle that's made the inner cities war zones. How many country singer have been gunned down by other country singer? It's rap, because rap isn't about music it's about violents, abuse of women and it's not being accountable for the things you do that are wrong. Defend it all you want, just watch as your neighborhood is torn apart and say it people like Dog is doing it, not rap and the thugs involved in this vile lifestyle!!!

2415 days ago
75.

Jack Schitt    

Rap artists are nothing more than people that can not sing a tune. I would sue his ass off if those were my kids. Especially the poor gir the kid landed on. It was uncalled for and the security guard and the whole organization should be held accountable. SECURITY is there for your SECURITY !!! Hillary sucks!! (shoulda done that for the prez years ago)

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