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The 26-year-old rapper - whose full name is Michael Dapaah - has admitted the 'Hotline Bling' hitmaker is a huge supporter of him and often messages the artist over social media.
Speaking to The Daily Star newspaper, the 'Balance' vocalist said: ''Drake has been following me for a while, he shows a lot of lobe and we speak via DM all the time.''Continue reading: Drake Shows Big Shaq 'a Lot Of Love'Years ago, two brothers lived on the wrong side of the law.
Later that year, at a concert in New York, he threw an audience member back offstage and into the crowd, after the young man had been identified as the person that had thrown an object onstage at him.
Following a police enquiry, Akon claimed that the event had been staged.
Most of his songs begin with the clanging of a jail cell and Akon saying the word `Convict.'Musical Career: Akon's music is mix of West-African style vocals, along with both East Coast and Southern-style beats. Trouble generated the singles `Locked Up,' `Lonely' and `Ghetto,' among others.
`Locked Up' was allegedly inspired by a three-year jail term that he served for committing grand theft auto.
Akon's manager, Robert Montanez was shot to death in December 2005. Akon was in the car and was shot in the shoulder but made a full recovery.
In 2006, Akon launched his own label, Kon Distribution, which is a part of Interscope Records.
Other collaborations that Akon has undertaken include an appearance on Gwen Stefani's album the Sweet Escape; working with Chamillionaire on his Mixtape Messiah 2 compilation and featuring on Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Strength Loyalty album.
Akon is a famous recording artist hailing from Senegal.
He gained his initial fame when launching the hit of all time titled “Locked Up.” This was the debut song followed by his first and explosive album called “Trouble.” His sophomore album “Konvicted” brought three Grammys to him.