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Akon Floats in Ballsy Crowd Surfing Stunt

1/4/2011 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Akon got ball deep at a concert in Africa over New Year's ... seriously -- dude actually climbed inside a giant inflatable ball and rode around in it like a hamster ... on top of a sea of 100,000 adoring fans.

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It's pretty incredible ... and not just because of the crowd-surfing bubble of awesomeness -- we're told the whole spectacle was part of a free concert in Senegal on New Year's Eve ... which Akon headlined.

Baller status.

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Phreaky    

Pink did this at her concerts. You need to get out more TMZ.

1332 days ago
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Kim    

Maybe the bubble was to protect the fans from having the sh#t kicked out of them by Akon as at past concerts?

1332 days ago
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willzark    

wow, that looks like fun, but why is it sooo dark?? couldn't some of them just smiled and brightened the place up a little bit? just saying, kayne west hates white people.....

1332 days ago
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missannie    

The Flaming Lips do this at their concerts too...have for a while now...

1332 days ago
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Jackie    

@ JOJO...You are full of **** and uneducated. USE COMMON SENSE BEFORE YOU MAKE NONSENSE.

1332 days ago
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Allison    

This isn't anything new. Sugarland, Pink, and others have been doing this for YEARS.

1332 days ago
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rini6    

Yup, Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips does this at every concert...and has for many years, now.

1332 days ago
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steve    

Wayne Coyne from the Flamig lips did this before anyone, he's been doing it for years.

1332 days ago
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jackass    

looks like he is floating around on black poo poo lol (_!_)

1332 days ago
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TourBoss    

You should look into the deeper story of the show.

There were two shows. This was in St Louis. The other show which was Saturday, he made a huge speech about African Unity.

There were over 300,000 people that night and the show was broadcasted live to over 5 million throughout Africa. This was a free show as well and a much bigger one.


For everyone who bashes Akon, get to know the guy before you talk. A great guy, with a good heart for his people and friends.

1332 days ago
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james    

and then they ate him..

1332 days ago
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clive    

Protects the singer from germs.

1332 days ago
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Phreaky    

And Justin Beiber does this in 10... 9... 8...

1332 days ago
14.

Blair    

TMZ, really? This gimmick is older than the iPod.

1332 days ago
15.

DJ    

he is a good guy... except when he molest little girls

1332 days ago
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