One more thing about Akon, who has gone from appearing on every third radio hit to appearing in every third Idolator post: A tipster writes in regarding the singer’s oft-contested age, which both Rolling Stone and Wiki list as 25, but which has been the source of much Zeta-Jonesian speculation since his career took off:
a friend who works at [well-known national magazine] was checking out Akon’s age, and using some sort of database of prison records (since Akon claims to have been incarcerated, and indeed was) and it turns out that his age is not, as he claims, 25, nor is it 27 or even 31. Akon is 35 years old. His PR people put so much pressure on the editors that they wouldn’t allow the actual factual in the magazine.
Any idea as to what the (allegedly) weenie-ish publication might be? if so, hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE: According to a spy, the April issue of Vibe marked Akon as 34–which means that, at the very least, Vibe ain’t the weenies in question.