Akon Hates Us All

Jul 25th, 2007 // 6 Comments

akonpocket.jpgAkon has told the NME that he wants to hook up with Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Good Charlotte, Beyonce, Gwen Stefani, and Akon, if he has the time. We’ve already heard the spoiled fruits of an Akon/Stefani collaboration, and a song with Beyonce should guarantee a few million units sold, if nothing else. But while Fall Out Boy have proven themselves to be hip-hop and R&B friendly, the mind reels at the terrifying results if and when Akon hitches his autotuner to a Warped Tour bus. In the interview, the inescapable Senegalese sensation also addresses getting booted from Stefani’s tour and his feelings on YouTube:

“YouTube is a stream of marketing and promoting. It can have a huge benefit or be damaging. I love the concept, it’s benefited me immensely.”

This is, of course, in reference to the mass-forwarded video clip where Akon took a page from Next and got a little too close with a 14-year-old fan. And don’t forget the one where he flung a another guy who presumably paid to see him offstage like a sack of potatoes. Wait, embarrassing videos posted online? Suddenly the identification with Pete Wentz makes so much more sense.

Akon To Work With Fall Out Boy? [NME]


  1. The Van Buren Boys

    If a possible Fall Out Boy and Akon collaboration isn’t a definate sign of the apocolypse then I don’t know what is. The possible song titles are nauseating enough (fortunately I’m not clever enough to think of any). However, I think I can speak for most people when I give thanks that at least James Blunt wasn’t mentioned.

  2. Chris Molanphy

    Props to Jess for the Next reference. Whatever happened to them? (Billboard listed that song as the #1 hit of 1998 — the whole year.)

  3. paultaohsb

    Haha. Akon also recently covered Fall Out Boy: [www.hatesomethingbeautiful.com]

    Not the best, eh.

  4. Rob Murphy

    I’ve been listening to Infinity On High a lot recently, and after reading this I’ve been trying to think of a FOB-punny song title for the Akon collaboration. And damnit but I’ve got nothing.

  5. Bazooka Tooth

    Van Buren: How about, “This isn’t me dry humping a 12 year old (it’s me fucking sucking at life)”?

  6. Bazooka Tooth

    And DHMBIB: How about, ‘I’m like Vanilla Ice with the way i write music that fucking sucks’?

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