Akon Sued for Allegedly Lying About His Financial Status to Get Out of Paying Royalties

Akon is being accused of being super selfish with the money from his many hits and not paying royalties to one of his producers.

via TMZ:

Leland Clopton claims Akon’s record label, Konvict Entertainment, hid financial stats from him for years to avoid paying his royalties. According to the docs, he produced a number of songs for Akon, but only saw some income statements for a few.

In the suit, Clopton alleges the cover-up was intentional, so Akon could keep Clopton’s royalties from himself. He accuses Akon of a “pattern of racketeering activity.”

Clopton says he’s potentially lost millions since he started working with Akon in 2008. He’s asking for at least $1 mil in damages and for his contract with Akon to be terminated.

We reached out to Akon … so far, no word back.

Akon — pay the man his money.

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