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Saturday, May 05, 2007 

Akon Dropped From Verizon for Humpty Hump Act

Re-posted for emphasis.

Akon went and got himself dropped from Verizon, which happens to be my cell phone service provider. Verizon will no longer promote on their cell phone service--ring tones, V-Cast videos, etc. 'Kon also got smacked off the Gwen Stephani tour, of which he was previously billed as the opening act.

Verizon really didn't want to see Akon "Smack That."
The communications company scrapped its partnership with the 25-year-old rapper Friday after a video was released that shows him simulating sex onstage with an underage girl during an Apr.12 concert in Trinidad.

I'm sure Clyde is cooking up a business analysis of this move as we speak, but I'm terribly curious about something else. How can Akon find the motivation to remain a celebrity if everyone keeps castigating him for humping a 14-year old girl that looks like an 18-year old woman? The guy outsold every artist on Universal this quarter, that's the least he could do.

Source: E!

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