Akon Sued by Lighting Contractors for Unpaid Bills


Akon Sued by Lighting Contractors for Unpaid Bills

A Georgia company claims the singer owes them $95,000.

Published February 27, 2014

Akon is being sued by a Georgia lighting contractor for unpaid bills totaling $95,000, RadarOnline.com reports.

Southern Electric Company claims they never got paid for their work at his Atlanta mansion and are taking the singer to court over the bill. According to a lien filed by the company in Georgia in November, the “Smack That” singer failed to pay for ”labor and materials” used during renovations of his home in Milton, Georgia. Now, the company wants that amount, plus interest.

The company will have to get in line behind at least two other parties coming after Akon for cash. Australian entrepreneur Patrick Grove claimed this week that he recently booked Akon for his birthday party last April. Grove claims he pre-paid the singer $150,000, but he never showed. Now he’s suing for that money, plus damages.

In January, the singer was sued by Egyptian singer Tamer Hosney, who claims he paid Akon $300,000 for both Akon and Pitbull to sing on Hosny’s song “Arabian Knight” and appear in the video. Pitbull never showed, as Akon had allegedly promised.

According to Forbes, the hitmaker's net worth is around $80 million.

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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