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

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  • Screwmatic

    Suge still livin’ dat ol’ skool jackin’ rappers.
    When this man, ever gonna handle things like a man, huh? Old ass nigga like dat.

  • Truth to Power

    That nigga Suge refuses to get in the unemployment line fa real…LOL!

  • texasmade

    C’mon Craig it’s da rematch!

    • http://www.ronmexicocity.com ron mexico

      yea, craig. why don’t you put the gun down and get knocked out like your old man used to.

      • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL


      • http://www.Siege777.blogspot.com L-Y, NawfWestSide

        Already. Red Cafe say he want a piece of that jaw too, tho’.

  • benjamin bixby III

    “but you live….you live to fight another day”

  • http://xxlmag.com choppers suit

    I aint tryin to fight you debo

  • http://xxl gside

    I see the written on the wall to bad Suge don’t got a felling it’s going to end up bad for him.

  • zayzkidd

    If the man owe you money and he refuse to pay it, what else could you do? We know Suge won’t have no luck if he take it to legal authority, so what else is there to do for the man?

  • Cam Jones

    Damn Kon how you gonna owe Suge after I picked against you in the DDN tournament, you could have been my last minute San Diego State upset. (tears up his bracket)



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  • Nate

    Unlike the unimportant Florida “bunny” story,
    Suge extorting (take notes GUnot-that’s how you really do it- not for play bitch)or arranging for dudes to do his bidding/stealing for his fat ass is very believable.

    Suge just hobnobs with money makers in the industry (for 20years) so he can extort, act like he is cool with you, and when Akon and friends breath easily that’s when he strikes. Suge probably knows all the R&B artists tour schedules and who to jack that has been flossing ice and making big money. It makes sense he would hit someone close to Akon.

    Like Daz says he truly is the Devil.And he is at the end of his rope.

  • Michelle S.

    I bet he’ll get knocked out again by the end of the year. Or stabbed. Or shot, either one.