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Akon

I Am The Father!

9/10/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0902_Akon_tmzAkon "smacked that" ... and now he's taking responsibility for it -- filing paternity docs in court last month to become the legal father of two children he had out of wedlock.

The singer filed a Petition for Legitimation in GA Superior Court ... he claims he's the father of two minor sons born in 2008 and 2009.

In the docs, Akon asks the court to grant him joint legal custody of the little tykes, allow him to be involved in all major decisions and most importantly to establish child support -- even asking that his enormously high income be a factor in how much he'll have to shell out.

Not only that ... he's also requesting the kids be eligible to inherit from him -- same as if they were born in wedlock -- and to keep his last name, "Thiam" as their own.

Sources close to the singer tell TMZ, "Akon has been a father to the boys since they were born, and this is just a necessary step to make sure he is legally recognized as such."

FYI -- Akon has made it clear in the past he has multiple kids with at least 3 different baby mamas.

Thanksgiving must be fun.

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16.

King34    

Dammm these guys ever hear of condoms... Yeeesshhh no wonder these fools end up broke...

743 days ago
17.

larry    

You are not smarter then a 5th grader

743 days ago
18.

Meanie    

Irresponsible breeder.

743 days ago
19.

buzz kill    

You are not the father until Maury P. says you are.

742 days ago
20.

james    

He only had the children out of wedlock because Polygamy isn't recognized in the U.S. All of Akon wives know about each other. He should be free to marry as many women as he want.

742 days ago
21.

William    

This black cultural thing about having lots of babies with lots of partners is ridiculous. Multiply, multiply, multiply?!? The sad thing is that the government, in the past, condoned this behavior and passed a law that gives them welfare. The taxpayer gets ripped off, and some politician gets votes.

742 days ago
22.

dd    

Good!

742 days ago
23.

HAILIE    

I am totally against polygamy but yu guys need to remember that he's an African and its their culture to have multiple wives. Whether he's in America or not his culture still stands. I'm sure there are men with just one wife that still wont support nor acknowledge their kids. At least he's doing right by his kids. He didnt force anyone to marry him. I'm sure they knew what they were getting into. What matters is the kids and he is doing what he has to do

742 days ago
24.

cindie    

good man for having big enough balls to take responsibility for whats his and be a father.

742 days ago
25.

Poochi3    

This is what I like to read (y)

742 days ago
26.

Marlena    

GEEZ what an oooogly dude - money will get anyone laid.

742 days ago
27.

kylie    

dude's steppin up to the plate. I ain't gonna give him **** for that.

742 days ago
28.

ME    

Too bad all the baby daddy,s wouldnt step up and pay.

741 days ago
29.

Michael Forever    

That's great, Akon! Now next time try this, DON'T CHEAT ON YOUR WIFE, IDIOT!

741 days ago
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