During his interview with DJ Akademiks, T-Pain revealed that Akon used to have his brother Abou Thiam perform as him so they could double up on shows.
“N*gga's are looking for T-Pain to be on stage every week. I don't have the time. I came up with body doubles. I came up when Bu was doing shows for Akon.”
“No, stop it, that never happened," Ak shot back
“Are you that naive my nigga," Teddy wondered. “These nigga was getting double the shows every motherfuckin’ month because Bou would go and lip synch shows for Akon. “You a trash fan if you ain’t already know that. This was happening in 2000. Bu would get on that stage and say he was Akon and lipsynced the motherfuckin’ lyrics as much as he could, and they would pay for that sh*t every time. They couldn't do nothing. Put up pictures of Bu and Akon and say you wouldn't think Bu was Akon when he walked up on that stage if you heard Akon voice come out that speaker."
After seeing the photo, Ak admitted that he would be tricked.
If you are an investor in Akon's $6 billion "Wakanda-inspired" Akon city in Senegal and you just heard this you are probably a little worried about your investment.