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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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lexington marlow    

3 2 1 ........ IP address racists go !!!!!!!!!!!!

584 days ago
2.

dskowulf    

I can only see teeth and his eyes ...

584 days ago
3.

pak1    

Better late than never kudos to you akon!

584 days ago
4.

Jackie    

OK...SO?

584 days ago
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Keyser Söze    

Why is this man married to three different women? Why is he married, period? Cause, obviously, having three chicks to bang won't stop it from cheating, so why even bothering to profess ever-lasting fidelity during a ceremony?

Honestly, I have no idea what kind of vows are said during a Muslim ceremony, but they have to mention something about not producing kids out of wedlock, right? So, if you said them and yet still do, what's the point?

Ridiculousness....

584 days ago
6.

News Flash     

Breed like an animal.

584 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

I seen that episode on Maury. You arrrrre the father.
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Phishie from Philly

584 days ago
8.

writenow    

"Smacked that?" Why is TMZ pandering to misogynistic rappers?

583 days ago
9.

Yes    

They aren't "baby mama's" as he is a polygamist. His record company didn't want him to talk about it but his polygamy is VERY OLD news.

583 days ago
10.

Ashley     

Hey Akron,
Taking care of your kids-beinga a man
And making sure there future is stable is respectable the right thing to do
Good luck to you and your family..

583 days ago
11.

lanie    

"He has multiple kids with at least 3 different baby mamas"... :sighs: ....

583 days ago
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tony gee    

It is always nice and heart warming to hear stories such as this one from high paid celebrities. He just did the right thing. Honorable man!

583 days ago
13.

DarkEydDeviL    

For **** sake, people can't even do the right thing and get credit geez. Since when has any rapper gone out of their way to make sure they are financially and legally responsible for kids that the law and courts don't? He is making sure they get an inheritance too! Kudos to him for being a MAN and doing the right thing. No where does it say he hasn't been taking of them all along, it says he is making sure legally he has rights and so do they. Damn people!

583 days ago
14.

Elle0375    

What a slut.

583 days ago
15.

Tracy    

But i'm glad to hear that Akon is going to take responsibility for the children he fathered in the states!

583 days ago
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