XXcLusive: Akon Unaware If Producer Owes Suge Knight Money, Yet Weary Of Death Row Founder’s “Tactics”
News broke on Wednesday (March 25) that a house belonging to several associates of R&B singer Akon was robbed at gunpoint by five men that allegedly are connected to Death Row founder Suge Knight. XXLMag.com had the chance to speak to Akon yesterday to get some insight into the unfortunate incident.
As previously reported, the house, where Akon’s producer Detail lives with three other men, had close to $300,000 worth of items stolen, including a safe, $170K worth of jewelry, keys to a Mercedes and stereo equipment. Kon, who was not in the U.S. at the time, said he was just made aware of the crime.
“Well actually I just got out of the country and I flew in this morning and when I flew in this morning and all these people came at me all at one time and I haven’t stopped to actually figure out what’s going on,” he told XXL. “So we’ve been getting information from so many different sources and I’m still trying to get to them myself. I haven’t had a chance to speak with him just to figure out exactly what’s going on and how it all started.”
Christopher Walker, a man who works for Detail and also lives in the house told TMZ that the armed gunmen said they were there on behalf of Suge, in order to collect on an alleged debt the producer owes Suge.
When asked if he knew of any problematic money exchanges between the two, Akon had this to say: “Honestly I wouldn’t have a clue of who owes him [Suge] or what, but that’s always been his tactic though. Everybody owes him…but I still want to get to the bottom of it and see what’s really going down.”
Akon said in the past he’s never had any problems with Knight. “We’ve always been cool,” he shared. “We’ve always never had no issues ever. We’ve always had basic conversations and he’s a cool dude, always welcomed us when we came to L.A. and vice versa.”
On a more positive note the hip-hop hookman recently linked up with musician Peter Buffet to re-launch a site IsThereSomethingICanDo.com to help direct people that are interested in using their money to make a change. “It’s almost like a google site for foundations,” he explained. “There’s a lot of people out there that wanna do something for foundations and be involved with charity events but don’t know how to do it, who to contact or even where to start you know this site kinda opens up that platform to put you in a position to do what you wanna do.”
IsThereSomethingICanDo.com is currently up and running.- Jesse Gissen