Sick. Sick, sick, sick. Expect to hear a lot about rapper Akon shortly. During a concert last week*, he held a contest that ended with, well, assault and battery.
A video of Akon dancing provocatively with a young lady has begun making its way around the internet. But not [all is] fun and games in the video.
MediaTakeOut.com has learned that the girl getting “freaked” in the video may only be 14 years old.
And that’s not all. MediaTakeOut.com spoke to a person claiming to be the child’s guardian – and she’s furious. According to the woman, the young girl was plucked from the audience by Akon’s security and pushed up on stage.
The woman explains, “When she went up [on stage], Akon started throwing her around like a doll … and made all kinds of sexual gestures to her. That’s not for a grown man to do to a child.” The lady continues, “The man could have killed her – you should have seen her when she [came] home. She was covered in bruises.”
He’ll claim that assaulting a girl in public is just art that’s true to his “experience.”
Michelle has been following the story and is updating as new information comes in.
*I originally wrote that this occurred last night, but the concert was last week.
Update: Untangle this, just sent in by Tammy Bruce. Viacom owns CBS. Viacom also owns Famous Music. CBS just fired Dom Imus for his comments about the Rutgers women’s basketball team. But Famous Music has Akon up as its featured writer.
Update: Reader JaHerer22 thinks this whole thing was a publicity stunt, that the women involved were in on it, and bases that opinion on this article. But read the article. It was a stunt, but I don’t see anything in that article about any of the women involved being professional dancers or being in on it. There was a con, perpetrated by Akon, on the women and on the audience, in that he fooled them all into thinking he was holding a real contest. All he really seems to have been doing was using his star power to enable an assault.
Update: Rappers are such nice people.
Rap star Cam’ron says there’s no situation — including a serial killer living next door — that would cause him to help police in any way, because to do so would hurt his music sales and violate his “code of ethics.” Cam’ron, whose real name is Cameron Giles, talks to Anderson Cooper for a report on how the hip-hop culture’s message to shun the police has undermined efforts to solve murders across the country. Cooper’s report will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES Sunday, April 22 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
“If I knew the serial killer was living next door to me?” Giles responds to a hypothetical question posed by Cooper. “I wouldn’t call and tell anybody on him — but I’d probably move,” says Giles. “But I’m not going to call and be like, ‘The serial killer’s in 4E.’ “