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Akon Accused of Pulling Out, Gives Birth to Lawsuit

8/26/2010 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Akon backed out of a Belgium concert and left the promoter high and dry to the tune of a quarter of a million dollars ... this according to a lawsuit filed against the hip-hop superstar.

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In the documents, the promoter -- Lofraco Belgium -- claims Akon and his booking agents agreed to do a show in Belgium in October of 2009 that would also feature Kardinal Offishalll and Colby O'Donis ... both performers on Akon's label Konvict Muzik.

According to the lawsuit -- filed in the Supreme Court of the State of NY -- Lofraco Belgium paid Akon's booking agents $125,000 for the gig, but just 8 days before the show the promoter was told Akon had to pull out because of "scheduling conflicts."

The suit claims breach of contract, fraud and concealment -- and the plaintiff wants $250,000 in expenses back and punitive damages in the multi-millions.

Akon's rep hasn't gotten back to us yet.

21 COMMENTS

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1.

Dave, Glendale    

What an awesome TITLE. Who thought of it??

1520 days ago
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BallaBlocka    

Akon don't need to do anymore concerts or even put out albums anymore. Lady Kaka is signed to his label. All he gotta do is kick back, smoke trees, bang hoes, and watch the money flow in! Lady Kaka is his main cash cow and golden goose now, LOL....

1519 days ago
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Alex    

Hip-hop superstar ? lol

1519 days ago
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BallaBlocka    

Y'all racists can hate on Akon all you want. Fact remains Lady Kaka is making him look like a black Clive Davis, LOL. He got a white girl bringing in millions for him! He's the biggest pimp in the music industry, right now, LOL....

1519 days ago
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Marge    

LOL the title of this is fantastic! Well done.

1519 days ago
6.

Louis T.    

Akon cancelled this concert twice he should be ashamed. Now is payback time.No one is above the law Mr.Akon!

1518 days ago
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Yanni Fotis    

Akon promised to give a show at Vorst National.
Even after the videodrop no concert, this is the second time that he didn't come to Belgium.

1518 days ago
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Jodi Appermans    

Akon,
Why do you leave you fans in the dark?
You made a videodrop where you told the Belgian people that you would come to Belgium but you you never came.

1518 days ago
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Fred Van Hove    

Damn Akon,
Why didn't you come to Belgium?
I'm your biggest fan.

1518 days ago
10.

G    

If my mind is correct this booking agency was American talent Agency... Guess those guys are going to pay off!
What a shame, leaving your Belgian fans down like that!!

ps: Lady Gaga is the 'ish! That bitch rules..

1516 days ago
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F    

Shame on you Akon, letting your fans down like that.. And twice..???

1515 days ago
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Eva De Winter    

Fans were expecting to see Akon perform. They spent their money on tickets, but didn’t even got a glimpse from the guy. That’s not a way of treating your fans. A little bit of respect and modesty should be more appropriate in this case…

1515 days ago
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DE    


Thats no way of doin business!! there was a contract, you got paid in time, people working hard to arrange everything and then you go and cancel just a few days before the concert. SHAME ON YOU.

and also.. You can't let your fans down like that! especially twice.. remember; they were the ones standing by you during all the bad press.

But hey, perhaps you can write another i'm sorry, blame it on me song?!
LOL.. you suck akon. have some respect for the people you work with, dont go breaking promises.

1514 days ago
14.

katrina    


No one is above the law, no matter how much money they've got or how famous they are.
A man is only as good as his word...
So many kids are looking up to superstars, y'all should think about what kind of example you're setting.

1514 days ago
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james grove    

i tottaly agree with you eva

AKON THIS NO RESPECT TO YOUR NUMBER ONE FAN LIKE ME!

1513 days ago
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