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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.

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