June 5, 2007, - 8:20 am

Muslim Rap Thug Akon Assaults Boy Onstage, Slams Him Into Crowd

By Debbie Schlussel
Remember Akon, the Muslim thug rapper who molested a girl onstage and bragged of having three wives (until his record company told him to stop talking about it)?
As I’ve written, Akon–whose rap is violent, disgusting, and offensive–is an anchor baby who was purposely delivered here but raised as a Muslim in his family’s native Senegal (his mother was one of several wives of his Senegalese father). Akon is a three-time convicted felon, who did 5 years in prison for armed robbery and drug dealing, among other crimes.
Well, now Akon is assaulting boys who go to his concerts, according to Mike Baron of The Post-Chronicle. A boy at a concert threw a frisbee (some news reports say it was a piece of a pretzel) that landed onstage. In response, Akon asked his bodyguards to go get the boy. They brought the boy onstage, at which point Akon threw him into the audience.

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Hmmm . . . this has the makings of a criminal prosecution AND a legitimate lawsuit. So when will Gwen Stefani have the decency to stop featuring Akon on her tour?
Here’s the Akon assault video (the guy in the yellow shirt is an Akon security guard):

More from the Poughkeepsie Journal:

Police seek boy thrown offstage at Akon concert
By John W. Barry
Poughkeepsie Journal
Fishkill town police are looking for the KFEST concertgoer who on Sunday was plucked from the crowd by a security guard, directed toward headlining musician Akon and then hoisted by Akon on the singer’s shoulders and hurled back into the audience.
Detective. Lt. John Berlingieri of the Fishkill Police said talks have been held within the department regarding the possibility of questioning Akon about the incident, which occurred during Fishkill-based WSPK (104.7 FM)’s annual KFEST concert at Dutchess Stadium.
“We’re trying to identify that kid, just to find out whether or not we have any kind of criminal offense,” Berlingieri said. “We are looking to speak to him. . . .
WSPK General Manager Jason Finkelberg said he and members of his staff discussed “the Akon issues, the history,” prior to KFEST.
“We did our due diligence,” Finkelberg said. “We talked to everyone we could find. We were comfortable with the show.” . . .
Finkelberg said he was at the concert but unaware of the Akon incident until contacted Sunday night by the Journal.
“I would have preferred he wouldn’t have done that,” Finkelberg said.
Video of the incident supplied to the Journal shows two Town of Fishkill police officers standing several feet away from where Akon threw the concertgoer. Neither officer appears to intervene in the incident from the moment the concertgoer was plucked from the crowd until he landed back in the crowd, after Akon tossed him. . . .
Fishkill town board member Steve Ferguson . . . said Fishkill police officers were not on duty at KFEST, but were instead hired as private security by the concert promoter and through their employment contract allowed to wear their uniforms and use patrol cars while working at events in the town. . . .
Clintondale resident Heather Idema attended KFEST Sunday with her husband and 10-year-old daughter, and supplied the video to the Journal. She said someone in the crowd threw something at Akon in between two songs, when the performer was about to start speaking about Africa. The object, Idema said, flew past Akon’s shoulder.
Idema said the object appeared to be about the size of a small chunk of wood. Idema said her daughter identified the object as a piece of a pretzel.
“It didn’t hit him, it went past him,” said Idema, who arrived at Dutchess Stadium at 8:30 a.m. Sunday for her daughter’s first concert.
Akon, according to Idema, said, “Oh wait a minute. What was that?”
According to Idema, Akon then said, “Come on everybody. point him out, point him out. Who is he?”
Idema said people pointed and a security guard wearing a yellow shirt asked Akon if he wanted the concertgoer brought to him on stage.
Idema said Akon, continuing to speak into his microphone, said, “So go get him. Bring him out to me.”
“When they brought him over, (Akon) took off his chain and his t-shirt,” Idema said, “and handed away the microphone.”
That’s when Akon picked up the concertgoer and hurled him back into a different section of the crowd, next to Idema.
“I never assumed someone was going to be thrown at us,” she said. “I was scared. I didn’t want my daughter to get hurt.”
Idema said Akon, “pretty much body-slammed him into the crowd. He just threw him down.” . . .
Dave Burke is the general manager of the Hudson Valley Renegades minor league baseball team. As general manager of the stadium’s primary tenant, Burke, through the team’s lease, oversees all events at Dutchess Stadium.
Burke said he witnessed the incident, spoke to a representative of WSPK and was told it was being addressed.
“I was appalled,” he said.
The incident, Burke said, “would make me seriously want a say in the artists that are coming in” for future KFESTs. “… Something like this doesn’t sit well with myself and management.”

So, remind me again why Akon was invited to perform on “American Idol”?

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13 Responses

I’m 59 and haven’t gone to concerts in an age. I was able to do three hours standing at the corner of 22d and the Parkway for Live 8 a couple of years ago. Then my lower back started to give out. I made it to Dave Matthews so I was happy. But back in the day I was at a concert at the Spectrum, late ’70’s. The opening act was the exact opposite of the main group. Someone in the audience, to express their displeasure threw a whiskey bottle and just missed the singer’s head. The group left the stage after about five minutes. I wasn’t there to see them but I did feel bad for them. Now, this piece of pretzel doesn’t compare to a whiskey bottle but I’ll bet that’s the last time he throws something at the stage. I don’t want to hear about Africa stuff, either. I think it’s Algeria or Morocco where there’s a storeage area where there’s 40 million prophylactics stored because they can’t give them away. Why is it those that shouldn’t use them use them and those that should use them don’t?

John Cunningham on June 5, 2007 at 9:17 am

Why the gripe? This is a “concert.” This is what you expect. Listen to the crowd shout their glee. Take a trip back to the Roman Coliseum and their magnificent shows (concerts) and see what is popular. This is pure American culture.
Too bad. So sad. Actually it is not much different than what goes on in the U.S. Senate, except with word slams instead of body slams.
If you prefer civilized events, attend a classical music concert at Kennedy Center.
On the other hand, who needs this crap?

Happiness Pursuer on June 5, 2007 at 9:20 am

Just another thug woo-ing our young people. You call this entertainment? I call this nothing more than an ego-inflated criminal who is getting away with a crime because of his celebrity! It’s time someone put a stop to this nonsense!

musiccgirl on June 5, 2007 at 9:27 am

Listen to the air-head white girls scream as the homeboy takes off his shirt; and again as he throws the white kid into the audience. If the roles were reversed, you’d have Al Sharpton and Jesse Jerkson leading protest marches. Don’t believe me?….Just ask Michael Richards, a/k/a Cosmo Kramer, Don Imus, Rush Limbaugh, Jimmy the Greek, etc. – for doing a lot less.

Thee_Bruno on June 5, 2007 at 9:53 am

Take the Thee_Bruno hypothetical a step further. The home boy on stage is now a white guy and the white kid getting tossed to the crowd is now a black girl.
Watch the endless outrage and riots.

Happiness Pursuer on June 5, 2007 at 10:23 am

Things get thrown onstage during concerts. It’s expected. Security throwing the guy out would have been acceptable. But, a performer assaulting someone is never acceptable. I’ve seen concerts stopped, followed by a verbal lecture from the artist. I’ve seen musicians walk off stage. But, have never seen a musician assault an audience member (aside from an unexpected encounter between musicians and a group of Nazi Skinheads). Obviously, Akon wasn’t harmed by the flying pretzel/frisbee. There’s no excuse for what he did.

Kelly A. on June 5, 2007 at 10:31 am

Apparently nobody on this board has ever been to a punk or metal show. People get thrown off the stage all the time.

D*Rek on June 5, 2007 at 10:40 am

What the hell were these two cops thinking when they asked if thug boy wanted the kid brought onstage?! They should have, at the least, escorted the kid out. With security like that, why not just hire the Hell’s Angels like the Stones did? You’d get the same results. In addition, the cops hand him over and just watch while AKORN sends the kid flying, a la WWF, and take no action to arrest him? Those Barney Fife knockoffs should be suspended without pay pending criminal investigation.

1shot1kill on June 5, 2007 at 10:43 am

I beg to differ, shithead, I recently as in four years ago, age 38, went to view Iron Maiden and Dio and saw a crowd just soak in the music but then we enjoyed the music rather than some obnoxious sand nigger spewing hateful verbal garbage. Call me crazy if you dare.

warpmine on June 5, 2007 at 5:11 pm

Warpmine, your distasteful use of the n-word notwistanding, I think the guys in Iron Maiden and Dio are a little….actually a LOT older and wiser to try to pull the stunts they used to pull back in their heyday, so using them as a counterexample doesn’t work. It’s hard to imagine some 50 year-old rocker trying to pick up a kid and toss him into the audience. At their age, their know it’s their music and performance that should move a crowd, not juvenile stunts.
Akon is indeed a little punk-ass bee-yatch for pulling that stunt, and that’s just what it was….a stunt to get the crowd all riled up. The crowd he’s playing to looks like they might be into all of that punk rock-influenced crowd-surfing and body-slamming, as evidenced by their gleeful reaction to the incident. There are always Black “entertainers” like Akon who play to their audiences worst stereotypes and fears of the “menacing Black man”, and put on their minstrel show to the delight of those in attendance.
I find myself in the strange position of agreeing with Thee_Bruno on this one. Had a White entertainer thrown a Black kid off the stage, there would be a national uproar. But because it’s a Black male rapper, it’s accepted by the mainstream audiences and mainstream media as “keeping it real” and “that’s how those people are” while they squeal in delight. It’s 21st century minstrelsy at its worst……
Oh for the days of Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Nat King Cole. Where are the church-influenced soul men like Sam Cooke, Stevie Wonder, Al Green, or Otis Redding? Where are the smooth R&B balladeers like Donny Hathaway, Barry White, or Peabo Bryson? All the old jazz and soul men are gone and we have nothing to replace them with but this???

JibberJabber on June 5, 2007 at 6:30 pm

Excellent point JibberJabber: We are now entering a period in which there will be NO black musicians, singers and song writers to replace the luminaries you mentioned. Black culture is circling the bowl and taking talent, musicianship and class with it.

Southernops on June 5, 2007 at 6:59 pm

JJ: Id this punk Akon a five year muzzie vet of the clink or what? I think this my use of the word descibes the little bastard perfectly. Let’s not remove from site the precursor “sand” to which I always use before the “N” word when describing cult followers.

warpmine on June 5, 2007 at 11:15 pm

With the ridiculous “no snitch” rules in the rap and hip hop communities, ironically the boy may be afraid to speak up.

Cawthorne on June 5, 2007 at 11:37 pm

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