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Akon

Contractor's Ripping Me Off

Because I'm Famous

3/13/2012 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Akon
has no plans to pay a $51,000 construction bill on his Georgia mansion -- insisting the man behind the 5-figure tab not only butchered his home ... he actually tried to EXTORT Akon to get the cash.

Akon just filed a countersuit against a guy named Jay Poorak -- who runs a company called Southern Electric -- insisting Poorak performed construction work on Akon's house without ever hashing out an agreement about the services or price.

According to the lawsuit, Poorak attempted all kinds of construction on Akon's home -- including electrical work, framing, and cornice work -- without any permission ... and the work was a disaster.

But that's not it -- Akon claims Poorak completely ripped him off ... charging him over $150,000 for the job ... when it was only worth $33,660.

Akon claims he already paid Poorak $44,650 -- despite the hack job -- and now wants at least $10,990 back ... the amount Akon believes he overpaid.

Akon claims Poorak threatened him over the balance in question with legal action and "the besmirching of [his] reputation" if Akon didn't pay up.

Akon's also suing for unspecified damages -- claiming Poorak slandered him.

20 COMMENTS

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1.

Cujeaux    

It would be cheaper to make the contractor disappear, if you know what I mean.

919 days ago
2.

Eddie    

Tragically nouveau, outstanding ostentatious, fabulously foolish. NEXT!

919 days ago
3.

Strokadellic    

Doesn't matter - had sex.

919 days ago
4.

Liz    

FAMOUS?? Who is he?

919 days ago
5.

Cricket    

Idiot. This sounds silly and comes across as a "celebrity" wanting something for nothing. He probably thought the contractor being able to say "I did Akon's house" was free publicity and excused his right to pay. He's wrong, because no one really knows or CARES who this guy is. PAY UP!

919 days ago
6.

dollarbuild    

Sounds like he needs to call Mike Holmes!

919 days ago
7.

tcidda    

like u don't rip people off on tickets for your so called concerts.

919 days ago
8.

billy    

What's this akon guy famous for?

919 days ago
9.

Who Knew    

Who's Akon, he's not really famous is he?

919 days ago
10.

janet    

First of all who is this guy? Second, he just contradicted himself. This man just happened to show up at his house did work because he was bored? Clown get your stories stright. Tell it to a judge. Dismissed.

919 days ago
11.

GIFTY TITY    

RACIST Y'ALL

919 days ago
12.

Fallopia Lopez    

Shame on the contractor for thinking that Akon had any reputation to 'besmirch'. Akon (really, "Akon"?)is going to spend far more on legal fees than it would take to simply settle out with this guy.

919 days ago
13.

Randy Morrison    

"because I'm FAMOUS"!!!

REALLY? Who the heck IS he?!?! I noticed Anita O'Day's dogs' butts got more comments than this post, which is NOW at a WHOPPING 16. Even "Gary Dourdan" (who??) got more comments than this clown...it's pathetic!!!!!

919 days ago
14.

luis    

Akon is a scammer himself !!! he just did not want to pay the rest of the bill .....like he s well knowed to do on regular basis ! i hope he loose this case for all the other one he scammed before !

919 days ago
15.

Kate    

WHO'D YOU USED TA BE?

919 days ago
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