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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.

Laura    

When his children get older, does he plan to tell them the tender, loving story about how he "smacked that", and they were born?

682 days ago
17.

King34    

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

682 days ago
18.

larry    

You are not smarter then a 5th grader

682 days ago
19.

Meanie    

Irresponsible breeder.

682 days ago
20.

buzz kill    

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

682 days ago
21.

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.

682 days ago
22.

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.

682 days ago
23.

dd    

Good!

682 days ago
24.

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

682 days ago
25.

cindie    

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

682 days ago
26.

Poochi3    

This is what I like to read (y)

682 days ago
27.

Marlena    

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

682 days ago
28.

kylie    

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

682 days ago
29.

ME    

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

681 days ago
30.

Michael Forever    

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

681 days ago
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