8.26.2010 Uncategorized

Akon Sued for Backing Out of Belgium Concert

Seems like Akon can never really catch a break when it comes to the law. The crooner has made headlines once again for failing to perform at a concert in Belgium last year.

The “Locked Up” singer is being sued by promotion agency Lofraco Belgium due to his cancellation of a show in October 2009. Akon reportedly missed the date because of “scheduling conflicts.” As a result of the Grammy-nominated artist being a no-show, Lofraco Belgium filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

The promotion agency claims to have paid Akon’s booking agents a total of $125,000. The suit reveals the singer pulled out of the show–featuring acts such as Kardinal Offishall and Colby O’Donis–just eight days prior to its commencement. In addition, Akon faces breach of contract, fraud and concealment charges. The plaintiff is suing for $250,000 in punitive damages and back expenses.