Famed musician Akon is planning to file a lawsuit against Suge Knight for defamation.
It all began when Suge Knight alleged via his new “Collect Call” podcast, that Akon sexually assaulted two underage girls. Suge made the claims during his podcast and used a clip of a Vlad TV interview from 2020 during which Akon discussed when his former road manager, Detail, punched the Death Row founder in 2009. Suge claimed that one of his “home girls” told him that Akon and Detail sexually assaulted two young girls ages 13 and 12. However, he didn’t provide a date when the alleged incident happened and also claimed he told her not to go to law enforcement because he wanted to handle it on his own.
The “Lonely” singer isn’t having any of it though.
In a statement to Complex, Akon called the Suge’s claims “outrageous” and “disgusting.”
“I need to make it very clear that I absolutely deny these outrageous false and disgusting claims Suge Knight made on his podcast about me,” He said in the statement, adding that he’s never had any contact with Suge since he’s gone to prison.
“I‘ve never called, received, or had any contact with Suge Knight since he has been incarcerated,” Akon said.
He further explained the Vlad TV clip saying, “My voice you heard on his podcast was a soundbite previously recorded from an interview I did with DJ Vlad 3 years ago regarding Suge Knight in 2009…I’ve never been a guest on Suge Knight’s podcast. I always believe in building positivity into the world and my actions and legacy have spoken to that. It’s unfortunate that I have to defend myself from these lies and I will be involving my legal team in filing a defamation lawsuit against Mr. Knight, my prayers for him will still continue.”
Suge Knight began his podcast with Source Magazine founder Dave Mays to speak on his history as the founder of Death Row Records. He’s been recording the podcast while doing 28 years for voluntary manslaughter.
“‘Collect Call With Suge Knight’ will awaken hip-hop fans worldwide and build bridges across multiple generations,” Mays told TMZ in October.
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