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Akon update: Thug singer admits throwing boy off stage

By Michelle Malkin  •  December 17, 2008 06:03 PM

Sorry.

Inside the world of Google censors

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 29, 2008 11:05 PM

Several weeks ago, I spoke with GWU law professor Jeffrey Rosen about my curious experiences with YouTube’s mystery censors. Longtime readers will remember the battle over “First, They Came.” For the past two years, my attempts to re-upload the little video about the Mohammed Cartoons and violent jihad were blocked. Other users were able to […]

If Obama loses, Akon will leave

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 4, 2008 05:00 PM

Thug singer Akon, famous for molesting or assaulting young fans at his concerts, says he’ll leave the country if Barack Obama loses. Because he’s, you know, afraid: If he [Obama] doesn’t get into office, I’m gonna change my citizenship. I’m moving back to Africa. You can hold me to that. I’m afraid to live there […]

A real con artist: Akon fabricated his criminal past

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 16, 2008 04:23 PM

Smack that.

Thug singer Akon charged in boy-hurling case

By Michelle Malkin  •  November 29, 2007 08:53 PM

Konvict.

Muslims in Malaysia protest Gwen Stefani

By Michelle Malkin  •  August 2, 2007 12:51 PM

“I’ve had it up to here.”

Targeting the dancing toddler

By Michelle Malkin  •  July 25, 2007 09:51 AM

Universal Music Group is at it again: Another heavy-handed crackdown on a YouTube user.

Akon is sorry…

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 13, 2007 09:30 PM

…sorry that he got caught! And now he’s got a brand-new song passing the buck and deflecting blame for his crude stage sex act with an underage girl in Trinidad. He blames the girl’s father, the Trinidad nightclub where he sandwiched the girl, and Verizon Wireless for pulling sponsorship of his concert tour with Gwen […]

Akon: From girl-humping to boy-hurling

By Michelle Malkin  •  June 4, 2007 10:46 PM

R&B “artist” Akon doesn’t seem to have learned from his past on-stage debacle. The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that he had one of his security guards hunt down a boy in the audience who supposedly threw something at the performer. Brought onto the stage at a Fishkill concert, the boy was plopped down in front of […]

UMG & YouTube retreat over Akon report

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 14, 2007 09:30 AM

The Hot Air video report on Akon that Universal Music Group didn’t want you to see is now back up on YouTube. That’s right. The music giant and the video-sharing site (who happen to be “strategic partners“) have backed down: We originally posted the Hot Air report to YouTube on May 2. On May 3, […]

Fair use fight: Challenging Universal Music Group

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 9, 2007 05:00 PM

Hot Air and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are challenging copyright law abuse by music giant Universal Music Group–the record company for R&B misogynist Akon. Last week, I noted that UMG forced YouTube to yank our video report criticizing Akon’s onstage antics and vulgar lyrics claiming copyright infringement. The non-profit EFF has agreed to represent Hot […]

Verizon Wireless ends Akon partnership

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 4, 2007 01:50 PM

Thank you, readers. Thank you, Laura Ingraham listeners. Thank you, Verizon Wireless: Verizon decided this week to end its support and sponsorship of Akon. Jim Gerace Vice President, Corporate Communications Verizon Wireless One Verizon Way Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 Akon’s ringtones have been removed by the Verizon Wireless website. I just spoke with Gerace by […]

Akon’s record company abuses DMCA to stifle criticism on YouTube

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 3, 2007 04:52 PM

Gone. This morning, I linked to the YouTube version of our Hot Air show exposing hip-hop misogynist Akon. The YouTube version is no longer available. This is the message you will now see: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by Universal Music Group.” We believe our commentary and criticism of […]

Look who’s promoting a vulgar misogynist

By Michelle Malkin  •  May 3, 2007 11:32 AM

***1245pm Eastern update: Laura Ingraham has phoned the Verizon exec I mentioned below, John Harrobin, to come on her show to discuss Akon…apparently, he took a half-day off today and won’t be back until next Wednesday…stay tuned and keep up the pressure for accountability…*** Calling Verizon Wireless exec John Harrobin…anyone home? *** Check this out. […]

Rapper molests girl on stage (graphic warning)

By Michelle Malkin  •  April 19, 2007 01:58 PM

This is making the rounds. Blame George Washington. The site Media Take Out writes: A video of Akon dancing provocatively with a young lady has begun making its way around the internet. But not [all is] fun and games in the video. MediaTakeOut.com has learned that the girl getting “freaked” in the video may only […]

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